Volunteers needed for second Flood Clean Up Day in Fernley, Nevada
By Sue King
Volunteers in Mission/Disaster Response coordinator
City officials and local church leaders have again asked the office of California-Nevada United Methodist Volunteers in
More than 800 volunteers participated in a Community Clean Up Day organized by the City of Fernley and Fernley area churches last Saturday, January 12th. Volunteers from
Ely UMC, First UMC-Reno, South Reno UMC, and Fallon UMC churches responded to requests for help by sending “mud-out” crews and offering hospitality to the disaster volunteers. Ely UMC sent its Early Response team (ERT) on a six hour drive (one way!) to participate in its first disaster response following last year’s training by United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) trainers. Officials from the city exclaimed their gratitude for all the volunteers and especially noted the Ely team’s dedication (i.e. long drive!) at a debriefing meeting following the day’s activities.
Volunteers for Saturday January 19 Community Clean Up should access the following link to the City of Fernley website for specifics on where to register and what supplies will be provided: http://www.cityoffernley.org. Crew leaders and supplies will be provided by the city. Look for “How to Volunteer” on the left side of the homepage. (Download City of
United Methodists needing overnight housing may contact the Volunteers in