Louisiana Conference seeks help for hurricane cleanup


  The Louisiana Conference is ready to welcome UMVIM teams to help with cleanup from Hurricane Isaac, which hit the area on the seventh anniversary of Katrina. While the destruction from Isaac isn’t as extreme as Katrina, a reported 178,000 residences around the New Orleans area were hit.  Hardest hit are many areas that were not usually in the flood prone areas. 
      We are currently organizing a team of case managers, a project manager, and a volunteer coordinator to oversee the work of response and repair.  We are now inviting our UMVIM friends to register to come to the Gulf Coast to help with this ongoing response. Every team must have a trained and certified UMVIM team leader.
      Volunteer housing has been organized in five churches in close proximity to the worst hit areas.There will be cots, restrooms, kitchens, showers, and washers and dryers available for visiting groups. The case managers will be identifying those who need help the most, and the project manager will provide the guidance for the work to be done. 
     Volunteer today to serve on a disaster response team by visiting  www.la-umc.org/pages/detail/1761.