Disaster response update and volunteer needs

6/3/2011

Many volunteers and donations of goods are needed across our Conference. Please be in touch with the contact person in the area you would like to help before sending teams or supplies. Continue to check the news page at www.ngumc.org or www.facebook.com/ngaumc for the latest information.
CALL CENTER IS NOW AUTOMATED
CONTACT: 678-533-1443

The Disaster Response Call Center is no longer staffed on a regular basis. Please visit  www.ngumc.orgdrc@floydcountyga.org.

Health care or comfort kits are needed. Your group or church can assemble these by following guidelines at http://new.gbgm-umc.org/umcor/getconnected/supplies and click on "health kits."

Additional needs and volunteer opportunities can be found at the following website: http://bit.ly/kjVdLR. for the latest information on volunteer and donation needs and contacts for the areas impacted by the tornados. If you need to speak with someone at the Call Center, please leave a message and your call will be returned. The number is 678-533-1443. 

FLOYD COUNTY / ROME
CONTACT: Disaster Recovery Center - 706-291-5144

COAD (Community Organizations Assisting in Disasters) of Floyd County needs volunteers with chainsaws to help with the trees that fell.  If you are interested in volunteering as part of a group or as an individual, please call 706-291-5144 or e-mail
Donations:
Donated items can take to the Disaster Recovery Center on West 3rd Street. The following items are being accepted: bottled water, construction bags, garbage bags, tarps, gloves, masks, toiletry items, sunscreen. We are NOT accepting clothes.

Contributions will be accepted at Bagwell Food Pantry, Rome Action Ministries (706-766-2031), Habitat for Humanity, Third Street Ministries and The Salvation Army in Rome and Floyd County. 
Priority items needed are:  Canned protein items, such as canned chicken, meat, Spaghettios, macaroni and cheese, etc.  Non-perishable items, bottled water, Gatorade, paper towels, cleaning supplies, gloves, and lidded totes (like Rubbermaid storage bins). Tarps, heavy duty garbage bags, work gloves are also needed.
Clothing accepted at Salvation Army and Third Street Ministries only.

SPALDING COUNTY / GRIFFIN
CONTACT: Bill Hightower - 404-402-0480.
Incident Command - 770-228-2129
Distribution Center - 404-851-4917

Teams are needed for general cleanup, small limbs and debris. 

Thanks to generous donations, there are currently no additional needs for donations of goods or supplies. Please watch this website for updates on needs.
 
RINGGOLD
CONTACT: 706-935-2109 or 706-935-2199
WAREHOUSE: 423-218-8421

Volunteer teams for rebuilding will likely be needed starting in late summer. Call now to schedule.

Teams needed now for chainsaw operation, tree removal, debris removal, putting tarps on roofs, equipment to move cut trees.

Building supplies needed include tools, hammers, plastic cap roofing nails, brooms, mops, bleach, hard hats, safety glasses, roofing materials, plywood or OSB, roofing felt, sheetrock, 2x4s, and general building supplies. Call 423-218-8421 to arrange delivery.

Thanks to generous donations, there are currently no additional needs for donations of goods or supplies.

Monetary donations to assist Ringgold residents may be made to Catoosa Organizations Active in Disasters, PO Box 53 Ringgold, GA 30736.

MERIWETHER COUNTY / MANCHESTER
CONTACT: Steven Soulen - 706-601-5368 or Jason Ritter - 706-977-7835

Teams are needed with chain saws for tree removal and debris cleanup. Teams with bobcats or small tractors are needed to move trees to curb for pickup.

Volunteers needed to assist with childcare Monday through Friday during the summer.

Housing is available for volunteer work teams.

Manchester also needs volunteers to help clean the apartments/rooms where work teams are being housed as well as give paper goods, soap, snacks, etc. to stock these apartments. Contact Stephen (706-601-5368) if you or your group can help.

Warm Springs Fire Department is collecting ketchup and queen-sized sheet sets. Call 706-655-2030.

DADE COUNTY / TRENTON
CONTACT: Reese Faucett 423-488-7060

Volunteer teams needed, especially teams with chainsaws and equipment to help remove trees and limbs. Trenton UMC is central location for volunteer sign up.

Donations to help the people of Trenton may be made to Trenton UMC Storm Fund, PO Box 6, Trenton, GA 30752.

TROUP COUNTY / LAGRANGE
Donated items may be delivered to Salvation Army in LaGrange.

CHATTANOOGA / CATOOSA COUNTY / WALKER COUNTY
CONTACT: United Way Volunteer Center - Windy Brooks 423-752-0316 or Sheila Moore 423-752-0351

The United Way Volunteer Center is coordinating volunteer requests with teams.

McEACHERN UMC TO BE SUPPLY RECEIVING AND DISTRIBUTION SITE 
CONTACT: Donna Goff - 770-943-3008 or donna@mceachernumc.org

McEachern Memorial UMC in Powder Springs is a central receiving and distribution site for nonperishable food and supplies. Drop goods at Oaks Hall on McEachern's campus from noon-4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday and 2-6 p.m. Wednesday. 

NORTH ALABAMA CONFERENCE CALL CENTER
CONTACT: 855-862-8657
The North Alabama Conference Disaster Response Center Call will field phone calls for the North Alabama Conference tornado disaster response from 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday – Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

HOLSTON CONFERENCE CALL CENTER
CONTACT: 865-309-9530 and 865-309-9563.

The Holston Conference Call Center is open 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Find more information at  http://www.holston.org/about/communications/the-call/volEEE/num16/conference-response/.

SPECIAL OFFERING
If you would like to make a donation to North Georgia Conference Disaster Relief you can drop a check in your church offering plate (made out to your local church and marked #3740 North Georgia Conference Disaster Relief) or mailed to the North Georgia Conference Treasurer's Office (made out to NGUMC and marked #3740) at PO Box 102417, Atlanta, GA 30368-2417


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