UMCOR Sager Brown Mission

November 1-6, 2020

Informational Meeting

Mark your calendars for the Lakewood UMC mission to UMCOR Sager Brown in Baldwin, La. from November 1-6, 2020. Sager Brown management plans to again start accepting teams soon. There will be an informational meeting for this mission on August 16 at Noon, room to be determined later. If you have questions or are ready to sign-up contact Jack Aulick at zjwa02@comcast.net


For more information about our missions, see http://lakewoodumc.wordpress.com/


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.

Disaster Recovery

"For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works." - Eph. 2:10


HOW CAN YOU CONTINUE TO HELP?

Donate to the LUMC Disaster Relief Fund

Continue to respond to requests via social media or email for materials, food, or supplies as needs arise.

Commit to pray for 1) the community, 2) families in recovery and

3) the Church for wisdom, guidance and resources to effectively respond in Christ.


HELPFUL LINKS:

As we enter hurricane season, it is highly important to begin preparations for the safety of you and your family. 


Posted below are checklists and guides available for download.

FEMA: How to Prepare for a Hurricane

Hurricane Preparedness Checklist

City of Houston Disaster Preparedness Guide

www.readyharris.org

www.redcross.org

www.texasprepares.org

www.weather.gov/hgx


Hygiene Kits

Hygiene kits provide basic necessities to people who have been forced to leave their homes because of human conflict or natural disaster. Hygiene kits are also used as learning tools in personal hygiene, literacy, nutrition, and cooking classes.


Cleaning Kits (Flood Buckets)

These supplies enable people to begin the overwhelming job of cleaning up after a flood or hurricane.


Donate to the Lakewood United Methodist Church Disaster Relief Fund

Local Missions

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. For more information on local missions, contact Betty Christian.