UMCOR running short of aid kits


In the Georgia region in Europe, happy faces, smiles and hundreds of cheerful voices filled a room when children saw the arrival of school kits, health kits and sewing kits donated by UMCOR last September. 

UMCOR Georgia and a local partner, the Fund to Support Disabled IDP Children, jointly distributed the kits to 300 displaced children, including 55 physically and mentally disabled children from Abkhazia, who live at the Collective Center for Internally Displaced Persons. Gio, 7, said excitedly, “This is the happiest day in my life. Thank you for this.”

UMCOR’s relief supply warehouse, the UMCOR Sager Brown Depot in Baldwin, La., needs support to provide much-needed bedding, sewing and layette kits for Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. Sager Brown has received fewer kits over the last year and stocks are becoming low.

Sager Brown request donations for 33,000 layette kits, 64,000 sewing kits and approximately 1,000 bedding kits to meet upcoming needs. Donations for all kits are needed to prepare for uncertain times and future relief efforts. The Sager Brown Depot is accepting complete kits as well as items in bulk.

Visit UMCOR’s relief supplies web page to learn about the specific kit contents, the estimated value, the cost for processing and shipping, as well as shipping instructions.