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How to Support Hurricane Ida Survivors Now

Sixteen years to the day after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the city of New Orleans, Hurricane Ida blew ashore as a Category 4 storm. Though Ida has not caused the same level of destruction as Katrina, survivors in Louisiana and beyond will still need our care and compassion in the days to come. Here are some ways you can help:

  • SUPPORT – Give to UMCOR’s U.S. Disaster Response and Recovery fund (Advance #901670).

  • Write a check to ‘West Ohio Conference’ with ‘Advance #901670’ in the Memo line and mail to 32 Wesley Blvd, Worthington, OH 43085.

  • Give a donation online here

  • TRAIN – Become an UMCOR-trained Early Response Team member! A Basic ERT Class is scheduled for September 18. Register here

  • DO NOT GO – Do not self-deploy to the site of natural disasters. Give emergency personnel the time they need to complete the initial rescue and assessment phases. When the time comes, trained ERT’s will be notified of the invitation to deploy.

  • For more information on West Ohio’s Disaster Response ministries, email mgrace [at] wocumc.org (Mariellyn Grace)