Update on Response to Hurricane Matthew

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Hurricane MatthewHurricane Matthew was a powerful and deadly Category 5 Hurricane that left a wake of destruction in its path in the Caribbean and up the eastern seaboard. Thank you to everyone who has already reached out on how to respond to those affected.

The Tennessee conference has two Early Response Teams deployed to South Carolina. Requests for trained ERT’s are coming from the South Carolina, South Georgia and Virginia, and we are working with the deployed ERT’s for additional deployment as requests are made.

At this time there is NOT a need for additional supplies or kits but we will communicate additional needs as soon as it is available to us.

As a reminder, do not self-deploy. A strength of our connection is we cooperate and respond together based on need and information.

In the meantime, there are a couple of things you can do:

  1. Our friends and partners across the Caribbean and up the Eastern Seaboard need our genuine prayers in the days, months and years to come.
  2. UMCOR has advance numbers set up for both international and domestic disaster response.

To view the response from the Bishop on his blog, please click here.

To read more about the path of Hurricane Matthew, please click here.

To donate to the international effort, please click here.

To donate to the domestic effort, please click here.