UMCOR Responds Quickly to Hurricane Damage in Haiti

By Elliott Wright* Atlanta, Georgia, October 7, 2016 — The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) acted quickly in response to the destruction and death caused by Hurricane Matthew in the Caribbean, notably in Haiti. The provision of emergency supplies, food, health kits, and other assistance builds on UMCOR’s sustained presence in Haiti, work that […]

A Bus Full of Buckets!

A church bus from Springfield First UMC filled with 138 cleaning buckets and 110 health kits arrived at the TNUMC Conference center in Nashville! These were prepared for flood relief and will be shipped to the UMCOR warehouse in Alabama to be distributed. The church also included a financial donation to cover shipping costs. Dr. […]

South Carolina: One Year After the Flood

United Methodist teams still working hard to help families in need By Jessica Brodie of the South Carolina United Methodist Advocate It’s been one year since devastating floodwaters ravaged much of South Carolina, claiming 19 lives, breaching dams, closing roadways and displacing thousands of families. The United Methodist Church has been there through it all, […]

Taylor Swift Donates to Louisiana Conference Flood Relief

Taylor Swift continues to help the residents of Louisiana. The singer, songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee has made a generous donation to the Louisiana Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church to help with recovery and rebuild after last month’s historic flood. “We are delighted to receive this gift from Taylor Swift to aid our flood relief efforts. Taylor […]

Disaster Early Response Team Training | Oct. 15 | Brentwood UMC

Interested in helping after a disaster? Register for Early Response Team Training on Sat., Oct. 15, 2016 from 9am-4pm at Brentwood UMC. An Early Response Team (ERT) is a self-contained team that enters a disaster area by invitation. ERTs provide emergency repairs and/or assistance to help people be safe, sanitary and secure until insurance and […]

United Methodist Churches in Nashville Episcopal Area Respond to Louisiana Flood

When he heard that Louisiana was in a state of emergency due to massive flooding, Bishop Bill McAlilly called on the United Methodist Churches in the two conferences of the Nashville Episcopal Area to help. Just two weeks later, over $168,000 worth of supplies were collected and transported to Louisiana. Both the Tennessee Conference (TNUMC) and […]