Collecting for UMCOR to support those in need:

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United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is requesting the following:


Assembled hygiene kits or individual items:

*One hand towel (15 x 25 – 17 x 27 inches) (No kitchen, cleaning, or microfiber towels)

*One washcloth (No kitchen, cleaning, or microfiber towels)

*One sturdy comb with at least 6 inches of teeth (No pocket combs or picks)

*One toenail or fingernail clipper (No emery boards or metal nail files)

*1 bar bath size soap 3 oz. or larger (No Ivory or Jergens. Do not remove from packaging)

*One adult toothbrush in single size package (Do not remove from packaging. Personal advertising not acceptable)

*10 adhesive bandages (¾ by 3 inches)

*One gallon-size re-sealable bag.


Other items needed are:

  • laundry detergent (32-64 oz. bottle)

  • Liquid concentrate household cleaner (16-40 oz. bottle) No spray cleaners.

  • Dish soap (16-34 oz. bottle)

  • Toothpaste (2.5 oz. or larger)

  • Folding walkers, wheelchairs, crutches, canes, orthopedic supplies

  • Non-electric tools

You can drop off your donations in the church parking lot on Friday, October 23 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. or 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

The truck will be in our church parking lot on Saturday morning October 24 from 9 – 10 a.m. so you can drop off items then, too. We need 2 volunteers to help load the truck on Saturday morning. Contact Gail Chalbi at or 763-755-3365 if you can help Saturday morning.

In August, 648 UMCOR cleaning kits and 672 UMCOR hygiene kits were sent to St. Paul’s UMC in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in response to devastating storms that produced widespread severe wind damage to many communities and cornfields. More are on the way.

UMCOR is currently preparing to send truckloads of supplies to southern states in response to Hurricane Laura and Hurricane Delta.