Shipment of Disaster Response Supplies set for this weekend

11/7/2012

Volunteers in the Disaster Warehouse in Decatur are coordinating with UMCOR and the Sagar Brown Depot as United Methodists continue our work of responding to Hurricane Sandy.

This morning there was a request for all available disaster response materials in the North Alabama Conference area to be gathered at the Disaster Warehouse in Decatur within the next 48 hours for an urgent shipment to be sent to the Northeast Jurisdiction.

If your church has already gathered cleaning buckets or other supplies, if possible please have them at the Decatur Warehouse by midday Friday to be part of this shipment.

The Disaster Warehouse is located at 3220 Hwy 31 So Building F, Decatur, AL 35603.

Directions:
From Birmingham

  • Take I-65 North from Birmingham.
  • Take the 334 Exit at Priceville/Decatur and turn left (West)
  • Go 4.2 miles and turn left on Hwy 31 South
  • Go 0.9 (9/10) mile and turn left between two Ford Dealer Car lots
  • First brown building on your left. Come around back.

From Huntsville

  • Take I-565 West to I-65 and go South across the TN river.
  • Take the 334 Exit at Priceville/Decatur and turn right (West)
  • Go 4.2 miles and turn left on Hwy 31 South
  • Go 0.9 (9/10) mile and turn left between two Ford Dealer Car lots
  • Come to the first brown building on your left. Come around back.
  • If you get lost, call (256) 341-9961.


Go to www.umcor.org/ArticleDocuments/232/cleaningbucketkit11.pdf.aspx to download the Cleaning Bucket Supply list.

 

Hurricane Sandy: How you can help

Cleaning Buckets

Your church can continue to collect cleaning bucket supplies and deliver them to the Disaster Warehouse in Decatur or the United Methodist Center in Birmingham. These supplies will be at the ready for future shipments.

 

You can also give through UMCOR.

Support United Methodist efforts to help alleviate suffering through UMCOR. Every time you give to a designated emergency or program 100% of your gift supports the intended need. UMCOR does not use any of your designated gifts for administrative or home office costs-they are covered by other funding channels (such as the One Great Hour of Sharing Special Offering each year.)

To Give:

Write the Hurricanes 2012 Advance # 3021787 on your offering envelope and in the memo line of your check.

  • By Offering - For local church and Annual Conference credit, put your gift in the offering plate on Sunday. Local Churches can then send the funds to the Annual Conference Treasurer's Office.
  • By Check - Make your check to UMCOR and send to: UMCOR, PO Box 9068, New York, NY 10087
  • By Credit Card - Give online at www.methodistrelief.org
  • You can also text the word RESPONSE to 80888 to give an immediate $10 donation.


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