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The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) owns and operates the Sager Brown Depot facility in Baldwin, LA. This depot assembles, stages, and ships disaster recovery 'kits' wherever they are needed all over the world. Lakewood sends two teams a year that spend 5-6 days preparing and boxing kits, sorting supplies, etc. This is a great mission opportunity for missionaries that are not interested in construction.
Lakewood teams will travel to support the recovery phase of many disasters such as flooding, hurricanes, earthquakes, wild fires, etc. We will typically be hosted by local Methodist Conferences and churches at the disaster location. Examples of recoveries that Lakewood has supported include recent flooding in Louisiana, Houston, Hurricane Sandy in New Hersey 2011, wild fires in central Texas, Hurricane Ike, spring floods in North Dakota, and the Haiti earthquake of 2010.
Lakewood's global Mission program also offers help and support for local organizations. Examples are local ministries such as Mission Milby community Center in south Houston or at Neighbors in Action in east Houston at the Port. We support these ministries financially and sending teams for 1-2 days of repair and construction support.