Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church

Information on UMCOR donations


Greetings all!
The following information concerns donations to UMCOR that will surely be on the uptick in the near future, considering the horrible damage and loss caused by tornadoes this past weekend through a large swath of the United States. I offer here some guidelines for churches and individuals who may inquire:
If a church makes an appeal to their congregation for an offering to assist with this disaster, they should instruct congregants to make payment TO THEIR CHURCH. The Church would then tally and deposit those contributions, then can remit the payment to the Conference with their regular apportionment payment, or as a special apportionment payment. They would record this on the regular Contribution Form:
Line 785: UMCOR-Designated Projects and indicate “US Disaster Response”. 
We will then pass on payment with regular apportionment payments to GBGM, with the church receiving credit for the gift. 
The church could also remit this payment directly to UMCOR and they will still receive UMCOR credit for the payment, it just would not show on their Apportionment statement.
Individual contributions should always go directly to UMCOR. Contributors can easily make direct payment at the Global Ministries website:  https://umcmission.org/areas-of-impact/#disasters where they would select “U.S. Disaster Response”.
Individuals can also mail a check directly to: GLOBAL MINISTRIES/UMCOR, GPO, PO BOX 9068, New York, NY, 10087-9068    They would indicate “US Disaster Response” in the memo line. 
We advise against mailing personal contribution checks to the Conference office. They usually come made payable to UMCOR and we cannot process them here. Any personal payment should go directly to UMCOR. 
Please share this with any and all entities that may encounter questions regarding contributions.

Wayne Wilczek, Director of Accounting
Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church


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