Disaster Response Opportunities
The state of Mississippi saw multiple rounds of torrential rains that fell almost continuously from March 9th through March 14th. These prolonged torrential rains resulted in widespread flash flooding and river flooding across the region. Floodwaters damaged homes, businesses, and closed many primary and secondary roads across the state. The need is great. There are families still outside their homes, while other families are in their homes though being forced to live with mold; they have no insurance, no more financial assistance. There are households of elderly couples, left to do all the work by themselves. Assistance is needed in the following locations:
Greenville, MS/Washington County -- immediate needs volunteers for muck outs. need volunteer for repairs, (mostly sheetrock, flooring, some roofing)
Sunflower County -- volunteer for repairs
Clarksdale, MS/Quitman & Coahoma Counties -- volunteer for repairs (sheetrock, flooring, roofing)
For more information, please contact Mellie Jordan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Central Texas United Methodist Conference is in need of trained Early Response Teams from other conferences and jurisdictions to help with flooding in their area. They are currently working in the cities of Granbury of Cisco.
For more information, please contact Rev. Laraine Waughtal at email@example.com or Sheryl Crumrine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ALABAMA WEST FLORIDA
Certified Chain Saw Operators and Roof Tarpers are being requested for one-day shifts, any Monday-Saturday in Century, FL, located one hour north of Pensacola.
There are several properties that need large trees, stumps, and debris cleared off of property so that demolition can begin. Additionally, there are several homes with leaking tarps that need replacement until new roofs can be installed. Please contact Lynn Dobry, FL Recovery Team Coordinator, at email@example.com.
The Virginia Conference invites teams from around the Southeastern Jurisdiction to come and help with long-term recovery in areas affected by the February 24 tornado outbreak. There are open weeks this summer and throughout the fall. For additional information or to schedule your team, contact Forrest White, Long-Term Recovery Manager and UMVIM Coordinator for the Virginia Conference, at VirginiaUMVIM@gmail.com.