Tag: Disaster Response
Get ready to ‘do good’
Michigan United Methodists eager for mission work can be trained to join an Early Response Team or a Volunteers in Mission team. The next training is on June 10, 2023.
Respond to Hurricanes Fiona, Ian
In response to disasters in the wake of Hurricanes Fiona and Ian, Michigan United Methodists are called to pray, donate cleaning kits (extended to Oct. 24), and give financially to… Continue Reading Respond to Hurricanes Fiona, Ian
Conference coordinates cleaning kit rally
Recent disasters have led UMCOR to send out a national request for cleaning kits (flood buckets), and the Michigan Conference is responding by coordinating a rally from September 12 through… Continue Reading Conference coordinates cleaning kit rally
Community resilient after tornado
Michigan United Methodists are encouraged to contribute to the Conference Disaster Response Fund as the community leaders in Gaylord assess property damage and recovery needs from the May 20 tornado.
UM churches assess flood damage
Torrential rains hit Wayne and Washtenaw counties in late June. Five congregations in Detroit — Resurrection, Second Grace, Trinity Faith, Metropolitan, and Cass Community–are now assessing damage from the flooding.
UMCOR hanging tough, moving forward
For the past year, natural disasters have run concurrently with coronavirus, complicating rescue and recovery efforts. UMCOR head Roland Ferdandes says, “The struggles in some ways brought people closer together.”
UMCOR has a year like no other
34 UMCOR grants totaling an estimated $783,700 were distributed in 2020. The Michigan Conference received $110,000 to address the flooding in the Great Lakes Bay Region on May 19.
Michigan UMs help in flood response
Response to the May 19 flooding in the Great Lakes Bay Region is underway. United Methodists across Michigan are packing Cleaning Buckets, feeding volunteers, mucking-out basements, and more.
Lend a hand across the water
You have seen the devastation the water left in Sanford, Midland, and elsewhere. The Michigan Conference Disaster Response team offers ways you can help with clean-up and care for neighbors.
Early response training affirmed
Early Responders know how to prepare for recovery teams and to provide assurance to survivors that God’s people care about their lives and homes. A generous new grant supports training.