Resourcing and equipping local United Methodist Churches and district offices
as they assist their communities and individuals to
prepare, respond and recover from disaster.
Now is the time to check with your county for important information about hurricane season and what you need to know about your local community. Here's some great information for Pinellas County residents!
FOR MOST OF US, Hurricane Hermine* and Hurricane Matthew** are a distant memory - if we think about or remember them at all. But hundreds of households on the east and west coasts of Florida are still struggling to repair their homes. They have little or no resources and many have lost hope of ever living in a safe and secure home again - without damage, without mold. And the 2017 hurricane season is upon us.
WILL YOU AND YOUR CHURCH HELP?
Volunteer wor/k teams are needed to assist with home repairs. It might be new flooring, replacing drywall, minor roof repairs or even replacing roofs. Can't work but want to help? Please consider doing a fund raiser to help purchase supplies and materials for the work. Provide financial support for a team from your church or another church coming to help. Pray. Pray that God will bring the teams, the materials, and most of all the hope that comes from neighbors helping neighbors. Who knows? You may be the one who shows them Jesus.
To learn more or to send a team please contact one of our local UMC Project Coordinators:
Please DO NOT begin collecting any material resources (water, clothes, etc.) until we know what - if anything - is needed! If and when we have a specific request for material resources, we will advise here and on our Facebook pages (Disaster Recovery Ministry-Florida Conference and Missional Engagement).
Money is always a helpful donation. It can be used to buy exactly what is needed -- and often in the local community contributing to the economic health and recovery of the community after the disaster. Your gifts can be given to the Conference Disaster Recovery Ministry or to UMCOR:
You can also send your donations to the Conference Office with the appropriate notation in the memo line
To learn more about a specific training, click below.
VISIT UMCOR www.umcor.org for the latest on all disaster response and recovery as well as humanitarian assistance being provided around the world by the people called United Methodist. While there, consider signing up for the UMCOR Hotline. You will receive weekly updates on UMCOR's work around the world assisting those in need.
As always, your generous gifts to UMCOR Domestic Disaster Response are greatly needed and deeply appreciated. Domestic Disaster Response Advance #901670 100% of donations to UMCOR go to assist those affected by the disaster. Gifts can be included with your apportionment payments, mailed to UMCOR, PO Box 9068, New York, NY 10087 or online at www.umcor.org.
OUR PARTNERS IN MINISTRY:
The Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church
450 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33815
(863) 688-5563 or toll free (800) 282-8011