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Hurricane Dorian Shelters

Hurricane Dorian already is having an impact on the South Georgia Conference because of the evacuation process in Florida and the east coast of Georgia. The conference is putting together a list of churches being used as Red Cross, Good Samaritan or overflow shelters (see below). 


If your church is thinking about opening as a Good Samaritan shelter for those displaced because of the storm, please be in touch with Luis Morales. We want to 1 - provide you with some helpful guidelines and 2 - add you to the list. Contact Luis at or 478-216-7729.



Baxley First UMC

217 S Main St | Baxley GA 31513

Broxton UMC
105 S. Leggett Street | Broxton GA 31519
Opening Tuesday, September 3 at noon (No pets)
Call 912-850-4568 to verify availability. 


Eastman First UMC


5324 Anson Ave | Eastman, GA 31023

Opening at 9am Tuesday morning, September 3 - Closing Wednesday night, September 4 - basic info (No pets)


Sardis UMC

1120 Girard Avenue | Sardis GA 30456


Springfield UMC

210 Cleveland St | Springfield, GA 31329

Opening Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 8 am

To verify availability call Scott Thompson, Chairman, Effingham County VOAD at 912-663-5457.


**GEMA shelters: Six shelter locations have been identified in Bibb, Columbia, Coffee, Laurens, McDuffie and Ware counties. Information regarding those shelter locations can be found here.


Respite Stops

Manor UMC

6306 Valdosta Hwy | Manor, GA 31550

8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Opening for those traveling who might need coffee, drinks, sandwiches, snacks, a respite or a place to pray.


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PO Box 20408 - St Simons Island, GA 31522

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