The United Methodist Church responds when disasters strike.

The southeast United States is preparing for yet another severe storm with high winds and heavy rain.  This news comes as several states are still trying to clean up from earlier devastating storms.

A mid-August storm caused wide-spread flooding in parts of Louisiana.

“In two days, we received 6,000,000,000,000 gallons of water – yes, SIX. TRILLION. GALLONS of water; enough to fill 6,000,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools,” bishop Cynthia Harvey wrote in her first-hand account of the flood damage.

The state is now able to receive Early Response Teams to assist with the clean-up.  If you are interested in forming a team and responding to the need in Louisiana, please contact  Jason Frazer or Mike Williams. You will need to register your team on the Louisiana Conference website.

If you can’t travel to Louisiana you can make a financial donation directly to Louisiana Conference Flood Relief.

Visit the Disaster Response page of the East Ohio Conference website to: learn how The United Methodist Church responds following disasters; and to make arrangements to be part of a team  traveling to West Virginia and/or a team traveling to Detroit, Michigan to assist with cleanup from earlier floods in those areas.