Before Hurricane Florence struck the Carolinas, our UMCOR warehouses were largely stocked with supplies. However, as we all know, since then, Hurricane Michael has caused extensive devastation in Florida and Georgia. According to Rev. Robert Craig, Disaster Response Coordinator, our warehouses are now depleted. Items needed immediately include
Hygiene Kits, Cleaning Kits, and Tornado buckets. Individual items needed include 12X26 feet and larger tarps, 20-inch box fans, 25 ft extension cords, 2 gallon garden sprayer, square-tipped shovels, and metal garden rakes. The link below gives detailed items for each kit. It is important to include precisely what is listed for each kit along with following the packing instructions closely. Financial donations are greatly needed as well and the link provides donation instructions for churches and individuals. https://www.memphis-umc.net/newsdetail/ memphis-conference-offers-many-ways-to-be-in-ministry- to-survivors-of-recents-storms-that-have-hit-southeastern -u-d-12244108
Kits, buckets, and other listed supplies may be dropped off at: MS River District office - 1382 W. Church St., Alamo, TN - Wednesday. October 17th, Thursday, October 18th, and Monday October 22nd. Wednesday, October 24th, Thursday, October 25th, and Friday, October 26th during the house of 9 AM - 1 PM.
Omni Tech, 1050 S. Main, Dyersburg, TN from 5 PM - 8 PM. (Go to lower rear building and enter at large rollup bay door) Monday, October 22nd - Friday, October 26th.
All donations will be transported to Jackson, TN on Saturday, October 27th to load for transport to UMCOR. (Items may also be brought directly to Forty West Designs in Jackson, TN early morning...Saturday, October 27th.
Your donations will be greatly appreciated and truly shows out United Methodist Connection at work!