Churches Should Wait Before Responding To Tornadoes
As news continues to pour in on the devastation and loss of life from the tornadoes that ripped through the south, many have asked how they can help. We are in communication with our partners, UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) and UMVIM (United Methodist Volunteers in Mission), and they are in touch with the affected conferences to offer support and assistance when requested.
At this time, we are being asked to stand by until the needs assessment process is completed. Please do not begin collecting material donations and supplies until we know exactly what, if anything, is needed.
The only volunteers requested at this time are those who have been certified as Early Responders for both the Florida Conference and UMCOR. To learn more about this process, please visit www.flumc.org/DisasterRecovery or contact the Disaster Recovery Ministry of the conference at (800) 282-8011 Ext. 148 or DisasterRecovery@flumc.org.