Photo: Pews are visible beneath the collapsed ceiling of Smithville United Methodist Church in Mississippi. A UMNS photo by Mike Ward/Mississippi Annual Conference
Annual Conference requests
Alabama West Florida:
Requesting roofing and re-building teams. Two debris removal teams can be used immediately. These teams will work in the Demopolis District just south and east of Tuscaloosa. Teams may call 1.866.689.5705 or go to the conference website: www.awfumc.org for more information. Charles Walters is the Tornado Response Coordinator and may be reached at email@example.com
Now in long-term recovery mode in all sites. There are six active disaster sites in Holston and all are in need of work teams. Teams can come for days, weekends, or full weeks, and they can provide housing at each site. Teams wishing to serve can call the Call Center at 865-309-9530 or 865-309-9563. For more information, visit: http://www.holston.org/
After recent flooding in Western Kentucky, the Elizabethtown District is assisting victims. They are collecting flood buckets. Cleaning supplies and volunteers for cleanup will be needed in the summer as the waters subside.For more information, visit: http://www.kyumc.org/
For more information about helping in this conference after the recent flooding, visit
For updates from Rev. David Newton and guidelines for volunteer teams wishing to help with the storms and recent flooding, please visit: http://www.mississippi-umc.org/pages/detail/1208
For the latest updates please visit: http://www.northalabamaumc.org/pages/detail/1608
Teams wishing to serve can call the Call Center for the most recent updates: 855.862.8657
In response to the April 16 storms, to volunteer or for more information, visit: http://nccumc.org/outreach/
For more information, please visit http://www.ngumc.org/ for the latest updates.
After recent flooding, flood buckets and kits are needed. For more information, visit: http://tnumc.org/custpage.cfm/frm/70254/sec_id/70254
In response to the April 16 and April 27 storms, click here: http://www.vaumc.org/Page.aspx?pid=1891 for more information.
Western North Carolina:
Disaster Response Updates: http://www.wnccumc.org/
Heavily impacted areas are still off-limits, however teams are being scheduled to help with rebuilding efforts for the future. If you are a certified team leader and are ready to put together a team to serve in Tushka, please contact the Oklahoma office and Richard Norman at:firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. All teams going on mission must have a certified OKVIM team leader. If you do not have a person in your church who has been to training in the last 3 years, the first step is to attend a team leader training. There will be two trainings in 2011: Sept 17 and Nov 5. You can register at: www.okvim.org
There have been NO calls for ERTs to Joplin. No one is to go to the area uninvited. They are accepting Emergency Clean-Up Buckets and Personal Hygiene packs. Content requirements and drop-off locations can be found on their website: http://www.umocm.com/page23/page26/page26.html
If you wish to donate, any money can be sent directly to the individual Conference Offices or to the UMCOR Advance #3021326 for all US Spring Storms.