The people of South Carolina will need your help. They remain in Rescue phase in many of their areas as rain is forecast and the floodwaters are making their way into the southern portion of the state. There will be years of work ahead of us as they move to relief and then recovery. Please keep them in your prayers as they set structures into place to make deployment of ERT possible from outside the state. They have now put up a hotline number for you to register your teams for future deployment – 800-390-4911 or screcovery [at] umcsc.org .
Click here to read Letter from Bishop Holston South Carolina Annual Conference
10/15/15 - According to the South Carolina UMC Disaster Response website:
Two areas that can accept workers for muck out and cleaning:
Manning/Summerton – Contact Rev. Ken Phelps – 1-803-840-2005
Greenwood – Contact Danny Thompson 1-814-934-1832
For South Carolina UMC Disaster Response – Billy Robinson – 1-803-539-8429 – brpraisejesus [at] aol.com
There are still over 3,000 Detroit families living in flood-damaged homes after last year's flood! Imagine these families living in homes that were once filled with 2-4 feet of flood water and have gone without treatment for 14 months!
ONE HOME AT A TIME! #AllHandsOnDetroit
West Ohio Response and Call to Action in any Disaster
- Embrace the bishop’s call to prayer and compassion.
- Give generously to the Advance. 100% of each gift will go directly towards helping people affected by disaster. Click here to donate to US Disaster Response.
- Practice the gift of patience and allow the leaders in South Carolina the time needed to assess and build needed capacity to host teams.
- Consider if you are called to lead a Volunteers in Mission (VIM) recovery team. Please contact mblackstone [at] wocumc.org (Mary Blackstone) if you would like to receive information about opportunities. You will receive information once the South Carolina Conference issues an invitation for volunteers.
Questions? Please contact jwalker [at] alink.com (Jeff Walker), West Ohio Disaster Response Coordinator.