UMCOR Depot benefits from Arkansas helpers

Among the approximately 50 volunteers working at UMCOR’s Sager Brown Depot the week of Oct. 18 were Connie Thomas, administrative assistant for the Northeast District (second from left); and Barbara Clark of First UMC Newport (right).

Among the approximately 50 volunteers working at UMCOR’s Sager Brown Depot the week of Oct. 18 were Connie Thomas, administrative assistant for the Northeast District (second from left); and Barbara Clark of First UMC Newport (right).

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) has a long and rich history of serving others in times of distress. UMCOR Sager Brown Depot in Baldwin, La., welcomes more than 3,000 volunteers of all ages and skill levels each year, and the latest helpers from Arkansas traveled there in mid-October. Groups from First UMC Newport and the Arkansas Conference Ministry Center, along with staff members from two district offices, traveled to Louisiana for one of these five-night mission experiences. They spent their time helping prepare relief supply kits for shipment around the world to wherever they are needed, and some of them undertook facilities maintenance and construction projects to help keep Sager Brown running smoothly.

For information on future opportunities for working at Sager Brown, contact Cathy Hall Hughes at chughes@arumc.org or 501-324-8020.

Arkansas Conference staff members Palmer Lee, Tier I Support with the Center for Technology, and Todd Burris, director of the Center for Administrative Services, tackled a drainage problem during their time at Sager Brown Depot. PHOTOS BY CATHY HUGHES

Arkansas Conference staff members Palmer Lee, Tier I Support with the Center for Technology, and Todd Burris, director of the Center for Administrative Services, tackled a drainage problem during their time at Sager Brown Depot.
PHOTOS BY CATHY HUGHES