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Disaster Response Update: Fairfield Tornado (Updated July 6, 2017)


Update: July 6, 2017 The city of Fairfield is needing Clean-up Teams to assist the survivors of the most recent tornado.Tasks are to help remove drywall, paneling, etc. that has developed mold. Volunteers are to report to the Wright Center, 6501 Aaron Aranov Drive, Fairfield AL 35064. Bring your own tools and cleaning supplies. If you would like to have UMCOR Cleaning Buckets contact the Northwest District Disaster Response Warehouse at 256-642-1759. In His Grace, Randy Burbank Disaster ...

Disaster Response Team offers new communication tool


Your North Alabama Conference Disaster Response & Recovery Team is launching our new communication tool, NAC-NAV. NAC-NAV is short for North Alabama Conference Navigators. This is a "text service" for Emergency Communications. You can report any damages through this service, as well as, receive notifications of emergency needs and requests for teams to assist in the relief operations. This is an EMERGENCY ONLY Service. To sign up and be able to send and receive Disaster Response NAC-NAV ...

Disaster Response Update: Teams needed in Kilmichael, Mississippi


North Alabama Conference Disaster Response Coordinator Rev. Randy Burbank shares the following message he received from the Mississippi Conference. Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ: There is an immediate need for volunteer teams to assist in the clean up efforts in Kilmichael, Mississippi. Kilmichael was hit by tornado on April 30 and is a small rural town with little resources. The Mayor has requested help from volunteer organizations to help residents removing storm debris ...

United Methodist Disaster Response Warehouse requests supply donations


On Sunday, April 30, 2017, 26 tornadoes struck middle Mississippi and damaged 600 homes. One hundred of those homes were destroyed. This week volunteers at the United Methodist Disaster Response Warehouse in Decatur responded to a request from the Mississippi Conference Disaster Coordinator and sent four trailer loads of needed supplies. This shipment included 569 tornado buckets. After responding to this disaster, as well as many previous disasters, supplies are now low at the Warehouse. There ...

UMCOR Sunday (formerly One Great Hour of Sharing) is March 26, 2017


The Pastor and Leaders Kit with all new resources resources to help you promote UMCOR Sunday (formerly One Great Hour of Sharing) on March 26, 2017 is available at​. It includes social media resources, a downloadable poster and a bulletin insert you can print out and insert in your church bulletin the week prior to this special Sunday. About UMCOR Sunday (formerly One Great Hour of Sharing)  - from

Disaster Response Update: January 21-22, 2017 Storms (Updated Jan. 31)


Jan. 31, 2017 Here is the latest from the Mississippi Annual Conference Disaster Response Team.  Please note that they now have places for Teams to stay.  Contact their office to schedule a Team: We are in need of people that can come and help with site assessments. If you feel lead to this work please contact Daniel Herring, District Disaster Coordinator at (601) 278-3092 We have a huge need for teams to come and help with the clean-up efforts. We have housing lined up for your teams, if your ...

Looking for a mission project for your group? Build a disaster response kit!


In mid-2016, volunteers at the United Methodist Disaster Warehouse in Decatur devised and began making a collection of disaster response items they call a “Tornado Bucket.” It contains items that frequently have been requested of them following tornados. Disaster Response Warehouse Volunteers provide these buckets to storm survivors along with UMCOR supplies such as health kits, cleaning buckets, tarps, etc. As tornado season in Alabama approaches, the volunteers at the United Methodist Disaster...

Disaster Response Update: North Alabama storms and Tennessee fires - Updated 12/1/2016


Disaster Response Update 12/1/2016 Health Kits and Bedding Kits I have received word from UMCOR and the UMCOR supply depot at Sager Brown of their current needs. Amy Fuselier, Director of UMCOR Sager Brown, sent the following message:  “I would like to thank all of the many churches who responded to our call for cleaning buckets in September after the flooding. The response was overwhelming.  Because of your generosity, we at UMCOR Sager Brown, were able to replenish our inventory and prepare ...

Disaster Response Update: Hurricane Matthew (updated Oct. 22)


October 22 North Carolina We have just received word that the North Carolina Conference is opening for Early Response Teams. Here is the contact information from the North Carolina Conference: Interested ERT teams can reach out to our Disaster Response Committee for specific priority locations, needs, and scheduling at or they can call 1-888-440-9167. The Bahamas The Bahamas is requesting UMVIM teams in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. The Methodist community in ...

Disaster Response Update: Thank you for the Cleaning Bucket response! Here are additional ways your congregation can continue to serve.


We want to thank everyone who responded to the call for UMCOR Cleaning Buckets. Today we are very pleased to share that because of our corporate effort as United Methodists our Warehouse system now has sufficient Cleaning Buckets.    Cathy Earl of UMCOR suggests that if your congregation is needing a project consider compiling UMCOR school kits or health kits.  (Go to for kit assembly instructions.)   Again, thank you for responding like Jesus!   In His Grace,...

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