Donate to Help Those in Need:

  • The church has a disaster relief fund as part of our Mission Fund, and you can donate to it through St. James Online at the link above, using the red button.  

  • You can also write a check to St. James with the memo “disaster,” and your gift will go to this fund, which will help with our disaster response, and our response through our partners, such as local affected United Methodist churches, Rice Depot, and UMCOR. 

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to alleviating human suffering around the globe. UMCOR’s work includes programs and projects in disaster response, health, sustainable agriculture, food security, relief supplies, and more.

UMCOR is a ministry of The United Methodist Church through the General Board of Global Ministries, with the goal to assist the most vulnerable persons affected by crisis or chronic need without regard to their race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. 

They believe all people have God-given worth and dignity. UMCOR’s work reaches people in more than 80 countries, including the United States. They provide humanitarian relief when war, conflict, or natural disaster disrupt life to such an extent that communities are unable to recover on their own. 

While UMCOR cooperates with other aid organizations to extend their reach, the most important partners are the people they serve. They are confident that successful solutions to emergency or chronic conditions begin with the affected population. UMCOR provides these survivors not only temporary relief but long-term education, training, and support. UMCOR spends 100 percent of designated donations on the projects the donors specify. When UMCOR donors give their time, money, and supplies, they join UMCOR as the hands and feet of Christ.