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Disaster Response Update: Five ways you can help Louisana


Many people have asked how they can help the survivors of the recent flooding in Louisiana. Below are five ways you can help: Continue to pray for the survivors and those assisting them.   Volunteer to assist in the relief and/or recovery efforts. The Louisiana Annual Conference has extended the invitation for Early Response Team Volunteers. Please follow these directions. Go to the Louisiana Annual Conference Volunteer Registration website at  ...

Disaster Response Update: Responding to Louisiana floods (updated 8/22/2016)


August 22, 2016 Volunteers at the United Methodist Disaster Response Warehouse in Decatur have received word that currently all UMCOR warehouses throughout the country are running low on cleaning buckets because all available kits have been shipped to Louisiana. You and your congregation are needed to help replenish these much-needed supplies!  For Cleaning Bucket instructions go to   Thank you for your response North Alabama! The ...

Disaster Response Update: West Virginia now accepting ERT teams for flooding response


The West Virginia Annual Conference is now accepting ERT volunteers.  Sandy Binotto, Volunteer in Mission Coordinator for the West Virginia Conference, is the primary contact. She is currently in charge of processing all the individual volunteers and teams. Click here for the registration form that each team/individual is asked to fill out and send to West Virginia. Complete the form and email it to Once your registration has been received, West Virginia area Disaster ...

Disaster Response Update: Teams needed in Mississippi


The following is from the Mississippi Annual Conference: Teams are needed in the Mississippi Delta! Sheetrock Teams Roofing Teams Muck Out Teams Clean-up Teams Painting Teams Willing Heart Teams UMCOR has identified more than 50 homes that were affected by the Spring flooding. Some of the homes have already been mucked out but the sheetrock, insulation and flooring need to be replaced. A few of the homes are still in need of being mucked out. Some homes were not flooded but were severely ...

Disaster Response Update: West Virginia Flooding (Updated 6/28)


As you are now aware, West Virginia is in the middle of a severe flood event. The Conference Disaster Response and Recovery Team has been in communication with the West Virginia office of Disaster Response and their immediate needs are as follows: Garden Rakes (NOT leaf rakes) Shovels Baby Wipes Baby Diapers Baby Formula 25 ft. 12 gauge extension cords We need these items as soon as possible to be delivered to the Disaster Response Warehouse in Decatur, so we can send a shipment to West ...

Disaster Response Update: Thanks for your overwhelming support during the water crisis in Morgan and Lawrence Counties


Thanks for all the water donated during this water crisis in portions of Morgan and Lawrence Counties. At this time we have a surplus of water. Please deliver any bottled water you have already collected to the Disaster Response Warehouse (3220 Hwy 31 South, Building F, Decatur, AL 35603). If any church in the affected areas would like to be a distribution center for bottled water, contact the Disaster Response Warehouse in Decatur at 256-341-9961.  If you have collected funds for this ...

Disaster Response Update: West Morgan-East Lawrence Water Authority and the West Lawrence Water Co-op water warning


The West Morgan-East Lawrence Water Authority and the West Lawrence Water Co-op has issue a warning urging all of their customers to not drink the water provided by these systems.  There is believed to contain chemical contaminant that is hazardous for human consumption.  The Lawrence and Morgan County offices of Emergency Management are requesting assistance through the collection of bottled water. We are asking everyone in our network to provide 1 gallon containers of water until further ...

Disaster Response Update: Supplies needed for Louisiana and Mississippi flooding response


The United Methodist Disaster Warehouse is collecting the following items for the response to the recent floods in Louisiana and Mississippi. The hope is to ship these needed items on Tuesday (3/22) or Wednesday (3/23) of next week. Cleaning Buckets - (see instructions at   Box fans (to help dry the inside of houses)   25' Grounded extension cords (to move the fans around in a house)   2 and 3 gallon garden sprayers  (to fight ...

Disaster Response Update: Damage in western parts of Conference


UPDATE: Feb. 8, 2016 There are needs for clean-up teams in Pickens County from the latest round of storms.  Here is the contact information.  Continue to be the hands and feet of Jesus. Sapps Recreation Center (Pickens Co) 3619 Sapps Road Carrollton, AL POC:  Belinda Craig 205-373-2060 In His Grace, Randy Burbank UPDATE: Feb. 4, 2016 The Sapps community in Pickens County is needing volunteers for clean-up after the recent tornado.  Work involves debris removal, (potentially) putting tarps ...

Disaster Response Update: Tornado Cleanup


Dec. 31, 2015 There is an urgent need for non-perishable food items for the survivors of the recent tornadoes in Midfield.  Bring your non-perishable food items to the Collection & Distribution Center located at: Hopewell Baptist Church 4817 Jefferson Avenue SW Birmingham, Alabama Contact person is Ava Wise and her telephone number is: 205-902-0475.  Bottled water is also needed.  Hopewell Baptist Church is also the location to sign in for volunteers to assist with clean-up efforts.  Since this ...

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