United Methodists Respond to Georgia Floods

October 01, 2009

NEW YORK (UMNS) - The United Methodist Committee on Relief is working with the denomination's North Georgia Annual (regional) Conference to assist with recovery efforts from massive flooding in 17 counties, caused by severe storms moving northeast from the Gulf of Mexico.

The deluge resulted in at least nine deaths before the rain stopped.
 
Cleaning buckets from UMCOR's Relief Supply Depots were ready to be sent to areas in need. Teams interested in volunteering for flood cleanup and repairs should contact the conference's call center at (678) 533-1443.
 
Donations for United Methodist participation during the initial phase of recovery can be made to U.S. Disaster Response, UMCOR Advance #901670, and placed in church offering plates or given electronically.