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Disaster Response Update: Flooding in Eastern Kentucky

8/2/2022

North Georgia United Methodists join in prayer for all affected by recent historic flooding in Kentucky and stand ready to help. 

Stephen Redmond, our North Georgia Conference Disaster Response Warehouse Manager, delivered a truckload of North Georgia cleaning buckets to Jackson, Kentucky, this week in coordination with UMCOR and the Kentucky Annual Conference.

"I was able to deliver the cleaning buckets to United Methodist Mountain Missions safety," reported Stephen. "This was a true testament to the connection of The United Methodist Church — UMCOR, North Georgia Conference Disaster Response Ministry, local churches that assembled the buckets, Clark Atlanta University student-volunteers who loaded the buckets, United Methodist Mountain Missions, the Kentucky Annual Conference, and the US Army National Guard — all working together to serve the people."

Our best response today is to pray, give, and prepare. 

  • As always, don’t self deploy to a disaster area. Our agreement with our United Methodist conferences and UMCOR is to wait until we are invited as the local region coordinates the disaster response. The North Georgia Conference has hundreds of trained ERT who are prepared to deploy as they are needed.
  • Your financial gift to UMCOR is especially appreciated. You may give through any United Methodist Church in the North Georgia Conference by designating your donation for UMCOR U.S. Disaster Response  #901670 or directly at https://umcmission.org/advance-project/901670/
  • Let's replenish the Disaster Response Warehouse. UMCOR Cleaning Kits help those affected by floods, hurricanes, and tornadoes to begin the overwhelming job of cleaning up. Find instructions on assembling Cleaning Buckets at https://umcmission.org/umcor-cleaning-kit/

Contact our Conference Disaster Response Coordinator, Rev. Scott Parrish for more information.


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