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Nashville Episcopal Area disaster responseThe Tennessee Conference Disaster Response Ministry provides leadership for disaster readiness, relief and recovery by offering training, resources and ‘people power’ to assist local churches in their own disaster response ministry. Our teams work out of each conference district under the direction of the Disaster Response Coordinator (DRC) for the Nashville Episcopal Area, Robert Craig. He can be reached at DisasterResponse@tnumc.org.

We are in partnership with the local, county and state Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD), The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) and many other disaster response organizations.

For more information or questions, please email Robert Craig at DisasterResponse@tnumc.org.

Disaster Response Ministry Chair: Robert Craig

Please note: All volunteer teams need to contact Robert Craig before deploying to any disaster-affected area.

For 2020 Tornado Response information, please go to: tnumc.org/tornado

Give for Disaster Response

You can make a financial donation to TNUMC Disaster Response.

By check, please mail to:

TNUMC Disaster Response
304 S. Perimeter Park Drive, Suite 1,
Nashville, TN 37211.

To give online for the current disaster, please go to tnumc.org/tornado


2020 TORNADO UPDATE: Needed kits are currently being sent to our area from the UMCOR Warehouse. We will need to replenish these supplies at a later date. If your church wants to put kits together – and has a place to store them Hygiene Kits and Tornado Buckets will be needed in the weeks ahead.

Please note: The conference center no longer accepts UMCOR kits. Please contact Robert Craig at disasterresponse@tnumc.org before putting kits together so he can direct you where to take them once they are completed.

If there is a disaster in our area for which supplies are needed, the conference will notify everyone what types of kits are needed and where they can be dropped off at that time.

United Methodist Partners

United Methodist Committee On Relief: UMCOR responds to natural or civil disasters that are interruptions of such magnitude that they overwhelm a community’s ability to recover on its own. UMCOR’s work on behalf of United Methodists is global and includes countries in Africa, Asia, Central and South America and the Caribbean. UMCOR serves in long-term disaster recovery in the US.


United Methodist Volunteers in Mission, Southeastern Jurisdiction: UMVIM, SEJ is the short-term mission sending agency of the Southeastern Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church. UMVIM exists to promote, encourage, and enable Chistians to exemplify “Christian Love in Action” through short-term mission service at home and abroad.


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