15 September 2011


Note: Disaster Response Information will move to "Pages" in left column of blog 1 week after posting

From Greg Forrester-Director of UMVIM for the Northeastern Jurisdiction: “As you are all aware, disastrous flooding struck the Northeast in the form of Hurricane Irene. I joined one of our ERT teams assisting in mudding out homes in the Schoharie and Middleburgh areas of New York. On Wednesday - we were asked to evacuate due to the rains brought by the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee. The resulting floods have spread water into cities across New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut and New Jersey. Our neighbors are in dire need of your help. As the flood waters recede, we will need you to help neighbors and friends recover. Please prepare yourselves by getting informed as to the proper means of cleaning and sanitizing homes damaged by flood waters. I worked with UMCOM to put together a website to access the information for Cleanup kits and also videos explaining the mudding out process. You can find them by going to this link:
The current flooding disasters in the Northeast
will have that same effect on so many families for the coming years. It is our obligation to be a Christian witness to them—reaching out and offering support where we can.” If you would like to make a donation to UMCOR please use Advance #901670 and designate your giving as “Hurricanes 2011”. See: http://www.rethinkchurch.org/article/weekend-help-flood-recovery?fbu=1184247293

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