Prayer and Giving: How to Help Our Neighbors in Texas and Beyond

2/22/2021

As our neighbors around the country begin recovery from harsh winter storms, North Georgia United Methodists can respond in two helpful ways: Prayer and Giving.

UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) is already at work responding to the Severe Weather across the country. 

Last week’s winter storm—unofficially named Winter Storm Uri—led to winter weather alerts for 170 million people. The state of Texas has been hit particularly hard, resulting in power blackouts, loss of heat and broken pipes. As the snow and ice melts, flooding will be a significant problem.

UMCs and other churches are serving as warming shelters and food banks. Meanwhile, the same storm system spawned tornados in the Carolinas, destroying homes.

UMCOR, working with Conference Disaster Relief Coordinators, is providing immediate funding to assist annual conferences and will provide long-term support once the damage is fully assessed.

Your help is needed today. Please pray for all who are suffering and make a gift to UMCOR U.S. Disaster Response through your United Methodist Church or at https://umcmission.org/advance-project/901670/.


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