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Hurricane Ian Update

10/3/2022

On September 28, 2022, Hurricane Ian made landfall on Florida's Gulf Coast. Storm surges and Category 4 winds caused significant flooding and damage, devastating the southwest area of the state and beyond. Immediately, UMCOR sent supplies to Florida and initial solidarity grants were issued to both the Florida and South Carolina Annual Conferences to address immediate needs. UMCOR and its local partners have been hard at work preparing the storm response and recovery.


How to Help

Give Financially
Your financial gift to UMCOR is especially appreciated.  Churches and individuals can financially support the work of UMCOR and its local partners by giving to UMCOR U.S. Disaster Response and Recovery fund (Advance #901670). By giving to UMCOR, 100% of your donation reaches those in need.
 

  • You may give through any United Methodist Church in the South Georgia Conference by designating your donation for UMCOR U.S. Disaster Response #901670.
  • You may mail a check to the Administrative Services Office. Please use UMCOR U.S. Disaster Response #901670.  Address: PO Box 7227, Macon, GA 31209.
  • You may give online at https://umcmission.org/advance-project/901670/
     

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Early Response Teams
Reminder: do not self-deploy to an active disaster area. If you have a team ready to serve please contact Luis Morales at morhilll@gmail.com or one of the disaster response coordinators. The Florida Conference has already reached out to Luis about areas ready to receive teams. The South Georgia Conference has hundreds of trained ERT who are standing by, prepared to deploy upon invitation. Thank you!

Questions
Contact Kelly Roberson at kelly@sgaumc.com or Luis Morales at morhilll@gmail.com. 
 


 

After the hurricane passed through Florida, Luis Morales, conference disaster response coordinator, immediately received a call from UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) inviting him and up to 7 other highly trained persons to the area to help with initial tarping and debris removal. With housing for only 8 persons, UMCOR asked for a team that could travel completely self-contained, bringing their own food, water, and supplies.

On Monday, October 3, Luis Morales (Conference Disaster Response Coordinator, Centerville UMC), Glenn Martin (Northwest District Disaster Response Coordinator), Bruce Getz (Pierce Chapel UMC), Mike Tovey (Midland UMC), and Bob Dreyden (Midland UMC) traveled to Lee County, FL (Ft. Myers area). The team is pictured above with one of the homeowners. We are thankful for each one of them!

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3040 Riverside Dr., Suite A-2 - Macon, GA 31210

PO Box 7227 - Macon, GA 31209

478-738-0048

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