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At the United Mission for Relief and Development (UMR), we seek to provide disaster relief, recovery services, and humanitarian aid to underserved and marginalized populations all around the world. But what separates us from other relief organizations is the importance we place on making sure the aid we supply leads to the development of sustainable, resilient communities. By cooperating with local partners and NGOs on the ground, designing robust projects that take into account the long-term needs of societies, implementing innovative solutions that involve entire populations, and respecting the dignity of our beneficiaries, we provide them with the support they need to develop lasting and impactful change for the better.

In 2019, UMR led 54 projects in 15 different countries by issuing over $3 million dollars in expenditures across our various projects. But we are even prouder of the impact of our work, serving roughly 700,000 direct beneficiaries and around 7 million indirect beneficiaries! Our projects breakdown across four programmatic sectors:

  • Poverty Reduction
  • Education and Training
  • Health, both physical and mental
  • Water Scarcity

But much of our great work would not be possible without the help and support of our incredible volunteers who are essential in carrying out our programs and ensuring our aid and services get to the people and the communities that need it the most. At UMR, we believe in providing individuals with the opportunity to give back to their communities and to communities around the world. Even one person has the power to bring about the change they desire and when we work as a team, we can achieve our goal of making the world a safer place for everybody. The only thing we are missing is help from you!

Are you ready to take the plunge and join us in improving countless lives and communities both now and for future generations?! If yes, then sign up to volunteer below and create a better world. 

And stay informed by following our new Instagram account: @umrvolunteers 

Certified PVSA Organization

We are pleased to announce that we have recently been approved as a Certifying Organization through the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) program! The purpose of this program is to award and honor individuals whose service positively impacts communities in every corner of the nation and inspires those around them to take action, too.

As a certifying organization, we could not be more thrilled to be able to award volunteers for their service on behalf of our organization. Check out the eligibility requirements and levels of recognition on the PVSA website to learn more and be sure to sign up for our advertised volunteer opportunities to begin accumulating your service hours!  

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