Recovery Teams Needed in Alabama West Florida and Colorado


Teams Needed in Alabama-West Florida Conference

Disaster recovery efforts continue in the Mobile and Marianna/Panama City districts following severe flooding. Hundreds of homes have been damaged in several counties following extensive rain in these areas. Volunteer teams are being accepted October 1 for each area. Teams do not have to be ERT certified, but it would be most helpful for the leaders to have UMVIM Team Leader training or other volunteer site training.

Team members must be 18 and over at this time.
Please be sure team has insurance coverage, either personal or group. Click here for more information on group coverage.
Please complete volunteer forms, downloadable from the conference website (click here for forms)
Keep a log of volunteer hours (click here for form), which includes travel time. When finished, email form to Amelia Fletcher (
For more information and scheduling, contact:
Mobile: Robert Beeson, 251-490-7839
Panhandle: Ben Tarpley, Hammers and Hearts, 478-258-7585,

ERT teams for Colorado flooding to organize

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is supporting local church relief and recovery efforts in Colorado after severe flooding there impacted an area the size of the state of Connecticut—and growing—since late last week.

UMCOR is supporting those efforts with the shipment of 900 cleaning buckets and 2,000 health kits to Colorado. The relief supplies arrived yesterday and are being distributed to survivors at relief stations set up by the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army.
ERT teams are being registered with the website.

UMCOR Supplies Needed

In addition to recovery teams, we have received communication that the Disaster Relief Supplies housed at the UMCOR depots are very low at this time. UMCOR relief kits and cleaning buckets are in the demand the most at this time. This is a great way to have all ages of your church involved in outreach. Your church can collect and assemble relief kits, which are distributed through the UMCOR Depot, Sager Brown in Louisiana. Instructions for the various kits can be found at