trinity umc partners with umcor (united methodist commission on relief) to respond to worldwide crisis

The United Methodist Church has a long history of caring for victims of natural disasters.  We are on site immediately after the event and stay until rebuilding has been complete.  Below is a guide for those that want to help people recover from a natural disaster.



Hurricane Florence made landfall with the eye of the storm hitting northeast of Wilmington, North Carolina around 7:15 am, September 14.  According to the National Hurricane Center, the tropical storm is causing catastrophic flooding in North and South Carolina.  At least 12 people are confirmed dead as of Saturday night.

  • Pray

    United Methodists are people of prayer.  The most important thing we can all do for those in need is to lift them to God in prayer.

  • Donate Money

    Donate money to the victims.  UMCOR (United Methodist Commission on Relief), our disaster relief arm is incredibly effective in helping out in disaster relief.  Every penny you donate to UMCOR goes directly to the victims.  You can go to https://www.umcor.org/ to donate directly, or give through Trinity UMC.  We will include your giving on your giving statement and forward your donations to UMCOR.


    To donate specifically to the victims of Hurricane Florence, please include the West Ohio Disaster Relief Fund #1701000 on your check.

  • flood buckets

    During every disaster, cleaning kits known as "flood buckets" are needed IMMEDIATELY.  If you would like to assemble and donate flood buckets, click HERE https://www.umcor.org/UMCOR/Relief-Supplies/Relief-Supply-Kits/Cleaning to find the list.

  • Volunteer

    When mission teams are organized for any of the disasters, we will post information on how you can join a team as well.  Usually, there is a delay between the disaster and the need for mission teams to allow the first responders to do their work safely and swiftly.


    Click HERE to send Pastor Kurt an email at krtom14@gmail.com to let him know that when teams are forming, you would like to volunteer.krtom14@gmail.com