UNITED METHODIST FAMILY SERVICES
WHAT IS UMFS?
United Methodist Family Services (UMFS) is a nonprofit organization based in Richmond with locations throughout Virginia. UMFS champions high-risk children and their families. The organization receives voluntary support from many United Methodist congregations including Reveille in the form of prayers, presence, gifts, and volunteering.
HELP UMFS DURING COVID-19 OUTBREAK
Here are two ways you can help support UMFS residential staff and students during this difficult time.
Send cards of appreciation and encouragement to UMFS direct care staff. This is a great activity for all ages. Learn more and sign up
Please mail your cards/letters to the address listed on the sign up page no later than Thursday, April 9, and include a blank envelope with each letter so it can be personalized to our staff. Please do not drop off letters in person to maintain safety and social distancing.
Purchase items from the UMFS wish list on Amazon to help residential students stay active and engaged. Shop now
Ship your Amazon order directly to: UMFS Attn: Kate Ockerman 3900 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23230
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
As a partner church, Reveille promotes the need for foster and adoptive families. We respond to the need for tangible donations such as clothing and personal items and through fellowship activities. For more information about Reveille’s UMFS ministry, contact Brenda Humphreys or Stephany Vivadelli.
WHAT IS OPEN TABLE?
Open Table trains congregation members to form communities called tables. These groups of 10-12 individuals can transform their own vocational and life experiences into tools that our brothers and sisters in poverty can use to develop and implement plans that create lasting change. To learn more about joining the UMFS Open Table Ministry, contact Ellie Speer or Miriam McAtee.