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|According to the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) consolidated audit of December 31, 2014, UMCOR received donated in-kind commodities valued at approximately $7.7 million in 2014. The donated commodities "principally represent pharmaceuticals donated to UMCOR's relief projects generally through other not-for-profit organizations," according to Note 10 of the audit.|
[Note: CharityWatch generally excludes the value of in-kind (non-cash) donations of goods and services from its calculations of Program % and Cost to Raise $100. More information on how grades are calculated and the treatment of in-kind donations can be found by clicking on "About CharityWatch" from the navigation bar and then clicking on "Criteria & Methodology".]
|United Methodist Committee on Relief is not required to file an annual return with the IRS or state regulators because it is a religious organization. CharityWatch is therefore unable to provide salary information for this group.|