UMCOR Assists in Oklahoma Tornado Response

February 19, 2009

NEW YORK (UMNS) - The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is working with the denomination's Oklahoma Annual Conference, First UMC in Ardmore, and Lindsay UMC in Lindsay, Oklahoma, to assist in recovery from the half-mile-wide tornado that tore through parts of that state on Feb. 10, destroying homes, killing eight people, and injuring others.


The Rev. Mary Gaudreau from the Oklahoma Conference (who led a disaster-preparedness workshop in the California-Nevada Annual Conference in September, 2006) is facilitating response action as UMCOR's disaster response consultant.


FUMC Ardmore is helping to coordinate Early Response Teams and more than 40 volunteers who are ready to help. UMCOR is assisting with case management work, repairs, and rebuilds, and providing spiritual and emotional care support.


Donations may be made to Domestic Disaster Response, UMCOR Advance #901670. Link here to make online donations.