As we have watched the tragedy unfold in Texas and now the rain in Louisiana many of you have asked what you can do to help.
1.) Pray for those impacted. Pray also for UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) and our United Methodist Churches who are in the impacted communities and all of the agencies and partners responding to those in need.
2.) Give generously to UMCOR Disaster Response Advance #901670. ONE HUNDRED PERCENT of your donation will go to help those affected by Harvey.
Over this past year, the Florida Conference has received $1.4 million dollars from UMCOR to assist with recovery from Hurricanes Hermine (Labor Day last year) and Matthew (one month later). We received these grants because churches like yours gave generously to UMCOR. Can we do any less?
We need work teams for Hurricane Recovery here in Florida.
3.) Join with us to assemble flood buckets and hygiene kits and take them to one of the designated collection sites.
On September 21st these items will be shipped to UMCOR Sager Brown Depot in Baldwin, LA. Working with their network of partners, UMCOR will then get these items to the areas where they are needed most.
Last year we sent 3,115 flood buckets to help with the flooding in Louisiana. This year, the need is even greater! Please help!
Collection sites will be ready to receive your flood buckets and hygiene kits beginning the week of September 3rd. All buckets and kits must be delivered to these sites by Sunday, September 16.
Collection sites will be transporting your donations to the hub locations Sept 18-20, where they will be palletized, shrink wrapped and ready for transport on September 21st.
Please place hygiene kits in a shipping box and seal it.
Please follow the directions for contents for both flood buckets and hygiene kits as closely as possible. This is very important! If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here for information on a cleaning kit.
Click here for information on a hygiene kit.
Donate to UMCOR through your local church.
Office of Missional Engagement
Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church