This past weekend, tornadoes ripped through Mississippi and South Georgia leaving behind destruction and at least 20 people dead. Our brothers and sisters in those conferences are asking for our help in several ways. All details are at this link: http://www.awfumc.org/outofconferencerecoveries. Check that site for updates as available.
Here is a summary:
Collecting health kits:
We are collecting health kits to replenish the supply (5,000) sent from UMCOR Sager Brown to Mississippi yesterday. The collection sites are Montgomery First UMC and Gulf Shores UMC, and more may be added. Click here for assembly instructions.
ERT teams requested:
South Georgia and Mississippi Conferences are both requesting ERT (Early Response Team) trained teams. Teams will need to be self-sufficient as some areas are still in search and rescue mode. Work will include tarping and debris removal.
Please keep track of your hours and send that information to your district disaster response coordinator. All forms can be found here.
Chainsaw teams requested:
South Georgia and Mississippi Conferences have both requested disaster trained chainsaw teams, along with tree removal equipment.
Visit http://www.awfumc.org/outofconferencerecoveries for contact information and more details.
Click here for an article from the South Georgia Conference.