A call for early response teams to flood-damaged Fernley

January 18, 2008

A call for early response teams to flood-damaged Fernley


All trained, early-response teams in California-Nevada Annual Conference are being asked to register with the United Methodist Volunteers in Mission office (UMVIM) to indicate their availability for flood clean-up in the community of Fernley in the Nevada-Sierra District. Teams will help with mud-out operations and house assessments in Fernley, Nevada. Please be prepared to bring all mudout equipment including wheelbarrows and blowers if possible.


When calling UMVIM office please provide your availability to travel to Fernley. Sue King, Director of Disaster Response, and Coordinator of UMVIM will provide information on lodging in local churches and the contact persons for house assignment.


In related news, Dr. King will be organizing a case management training in Nevada by United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) personnel. Location and date to be announced. Volunteers with a background in social work, Stephen Ministry, nursing, disaster relief and other people-oriented professions are especially encouraged to contact the UMVIM office if interested in the training.


To reach UMVIM contact Sue King at (916) 202-3879; her assistant Eddie Frutchey at (916) 374-1584 or e-mail umvim@calnevumc.org.