UMCOR awards TNUMC Disaster Recovery $10,000 grant for 2021 Flood Recovery

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In late March, heavy rains around Middle Tennessee led to flooding in several parts of the state. The TNUMC Disaster Recovery team sprang into action, working to help those most affected.

Recently, the United Methodist Committee on Relief awarded the Disaster Recovery group with a $10,000 grant to help with the flood recovery. Robert Craig, TNUMC’s Disaster Response Coordinator, said that the funds will be used throughout Middle Tennessee to continue facilitating disaster case work for those affected in Davidson and Wilson County. They are, however, considering extending their efforts in to other counties.  The solidarity grant from UMCOR will also allow the Disaster Recovery group to meet immediate needs for survivors as they help stabilize their households for long-term recovery.

The Tennessee Conference is fortunate to partner with UMCOR again this year in response to severe spring storms. The financial and educational support from UMCOR/USDR is a wonderful example of the United Methodist connection at its best.

Robert Craig said, “Hope is being restored for survivors in Tennessee thanks to United Methodists throughout the nation supporting the amazing ministry of UMCOR/USDR.”