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UMCOR Sager Brown Mission Experience to Be Enhanced

NEW YORK, NY, Aug. 6, 2007—An UMCOR Sager Brown mission experience is about to be enhanced for the better. Effective Sept. 9, 2007, "we will be changing our reservation and billing systems from an individualistic approach for room and meals to a one-week mission experience with or without meals," said Kathy Kraiza, executive director.

The change comes about because in the past three years the number of short-term volunteers coming to UMCOR Sager Brown has tripled. "We rejoice in this blessing but recognize that in order to continue to provide a true mission experience we must find ways to improve our volunteer services," said Ms. Kraiza. UMCOR Sager Brown is the mission center and relief supply depot operated by United Methodist Committee on Relief in Baldwin, La. UMCOR is part of the General Board of Global Ministries.

"Know Before You Go"

All the details of the new experience—including forms needed for team leaders—are located in the newly revised booklet, "Know Before You Go." If all a team needs are the forms, a separate forms package is also available.

Volunteers may work in the 48,000 square-foot depot, do maintenance on campus, serve in the sewing room, help out with the on-campus Boys and Girls Club, or just helping as able. "Individual spiritual gifts and talents will be coordinated with our ever-changing weekly needs," said Ms. Kraiza.

"Know Before You Go," both booklet and forms package, is available online.