Responding to Hurricane Sandy
With entire coastal towns underwater, millions without power, a paralyzed New York City and damage that can’t even be tallied until the water recedes, the people of The United Methodist Church, even us in North Georgia, can begin to help. Here is what we can do now: Give Collect a special offering this Sunday or donate directly to UMCOR Hurricanes 2012 Advance #3021787. You can also text the word RESPONSE to 80888 to give an immediate $10 donation.
Assemble UMCOR Kits There is a great need for Cleaning Buckets and School Kits. Instructions on assembling UMCOR kits can be found at www.umcorg.org or download the lists below: How to Assemble UMCOR Cleaning Buckets (Flood Buckets) How to Assemble School Kits We have 300 to 400 empty buckets for Cleaning Kits. To purchase them for $1.75 each, contact Mike Yoder at email@example.com. Serve as a Collection Point We need a church or churches in each district to serve as a Flood Bucket (or other UMCOR kit) Reception Center. Please contact Thom Shores at firstname.lastname@example.org if your church can collect buckets from your district. Our Disaster Response Trailer will pick up and deliver the buckets to an UMCOR warehouse in the coming weeks.
Pray Join us in praying for everyone affected by Hurricane Sandy. As someone posted on our Facebook page recently, It is the least we can do; it is the most we can do. Download the UMCOR App The free UMCOR app provides you with up-to-date information about UMCOR’s work. You can now see alerts, the UMCOR Hotline, blog, and other informative items on your mobile device. Download your UMCOR app today on your iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. NEWS: Within Dark Devastation, Sparks of Hope By Susan Kim, UMCOR Entire coastal towns underwater. Millions without power. A paralyzed New York City. Damage that can’t even be tallied until the water recedes. Yet within the devastation left by Hurricane Sandy, The United Methodist Church is offering sparks of hope. —Read More at UMCOR.org— Picking up pieces and making clean-up plans UMC Connections, the blog of United Methodist News Service, will continue to be updated throughout