Disaster response team continues to help those in need


The Conference Disaster Response team loaded a truck last week with 26 pallets of health kits and six pallets of flood buckets, all assembled by North Georgians.

Mike Yoder, chair of the North Georgia Conference disaster response team, encourages churches to continue kit assembly.  "We have about three thousand kits to be picked up this week.  Two of the three thousand were recently made and dropped off by one local church," states Yoder. "It's amazing to see such an outpouring of support for those in need."  
Not only is the Conference Disaster Response Team still assisting those in Haiti, they continue to respond to the needs of people affected by the September 2009 floods in Metro Atlanta.

Work teams from across the country continue to travel to the North Georgia Conference to lend a week of their time; however, there is a dire need for housing for the teams. We urge churches to consider housing teams if space permits, and ask churches outside the affected area to consider making a donation toward hotel rooms for the teams.

Working out of the Disaster Response Warehouse in Austell, the conference hosts approximately three volunteer work teams each week and are tackling about 10 houses at a time.

If your church would like to contribute space or funds, or receive more information an how to build health supply kits or flood buckets, please call the Disaster Response Line at 770-739-9537 or email response@ngumc.org