UMCOR relief coming to freeze-damaged region
United Methodist Committee on Relief will provide the California-Nevada Conference with $10,000 in relief funds to help respond to effects of the January freeze.
Instant Connection reported last week on how thousands of farm workers and packing house workers are struggling to make ends meet following the hard freeze that snuffed out the citrus crops, along with their jobs. Rev. Karen Stoffers of Lindsey UMC reported on local food banks running out of emergency supplies.
Bishop Shamana made the case for the funds and quickly received a response from UMCOR that an emergency grant of $10,000 would be approved and in the mail within a short time.
The funding will assist in supplying food pantries in the
Industry officials say the dollar amount of damage to the citrus industry could climb as high as 2 billion dollars.