Tell Your Story
In 2012, 19 severe storms – including 10 hurricanes and 939 tornadoes – devastated communities across the United States. United Methodists responded – by donating, volunteering, and praying. The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) deployed 146,835 volunteers in response to 42 disasters in 2012; 23,544 cleaning buckets were distributed to survivors of Superstorm Sandy; 32,820 health kits were sent to those in need following Hurricane Isaac; and 83,624 people were served in some way. In West Ohio, congregations around the conference gathered kits, buckets, donations, and sent teams to help those affected by disaster – and for that, we say, THANK YOU! And we invite you to continue supporting those in need with your time, your prayers, and your generosity.
Your stories will inspire others to join you in caring for our neighbors. Send your stories and pictures to Dee Stickley-Miner at dstickley [at] wocumc.org. Here are some of the stories we have received: