At the Methodist Mountain Mission Store in West Liberty, Kentucky, clothes on a rack look pristine, while the store itself is heavily damaged. Kentucky was among the hardest hit of 11 states impacted by tornadoes on March 2 – 3.
Linda Oxendine Douglas
- March 07, 2012
The UMCOR Hotline
In Today's Hotline:
The Rev. Tom Hazelwood, US Disaster Response executive for the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), is touring areas affected by last week’s spate of tornadoes.
“I was in immediate contact with conference personnel from several of the affected areas to let them know that UMCOR stands ready to assist them,” Hazelwood reported.
Already UMCOR has sent emergency grants to five affected annual conferences to help with relief work. Those conferences are: Tennessee, Indiana, Kentucky, Holston, and West Ohio.
Kentucky and southern Indiana suffered the greatest number of casualties due to the tornadoes, 21 and 13 deaths respectively, with hundreds injured. Three people died in Ohio and one each in Alabama and Georgia because of the severe weather. Read more.
You can help. Please give to US Disaster Response, UMCOR Advance #901670 and choose Tornadoes 2012 from the drop-down menu. Follow Hazelwood on Twitter (@TomUMCOR) as he visits areas affected by the storms.
Please pray for families who are picking up the pieces after more than 100 tornadoes tore through the South and Midwest last week. Pray, also for the many volunteers, conference personnel, and UMCOR staff and consultants who are helping the survivors.
Pray for the world’s newest nation, South Sudan, as its people establish their independence. This week, Ted Warnock, a Global Health Missionary, is traveling there to provide UMCOR training for a United Methodist health board, which will increase the effectiveness and capacity of hospitals in the region.
Several UMCOR staff members are now on Twitter. You can follow their tweets to get current information on events and needs around the world.
Cynthia Fierro Harvey, UMCOR’s top executive: @CynthiaUMCOR
Tom Hazelwood, US Disaster Response: @TomUMCOR
Melissa Crutchfield, International Disaster Response: @MelissaUMCOR
Thomas Dwyer, UMCOR NGO: @ThomasUMCOR
Shannon Trilli, Global Health: @ShannonUMCOR
Jay Rollins, Communications: @JayUMCOR
Linda Unger, Communications: @LindaUMCOR
Judith Santiago, Communications: @JudithUMCOR
Landon Taylor, Church and Donor Relations: @LandonUMCOR
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UMCOR provides emergency relief in many areas of the world. To find out more about UMCOR’s ministries, please visit umcor.org. You can donate to any project by placing a contribution in the offering plate at a local United Methodist church; by sending a check to UMCOR, PO Box 9068, New York, NY 10087-9068; or by calling 1-800-554-8583, where credit card donations are accepted. You can also give online by clicking on any of the “Give Now” links. UMCOR is exempt from tax under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of the United States and qualifies for the maximum charitable contribution deduction by donors. And, please pray for those who are hungry, displaced, sick or in poverty because of these and other natural and human-made disasters, and for the workers who minister to them.
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