Category Archive: Disaster Response

Volunteers needed to help with storm relief calls for assistance

Volunteers are needed to help take calls through the United Way of South Carolina’s 2-1-1 system, which is coordinating the response to needs following Tropical Storm Irma. The efforts of the South Carolina Conference’s Disaster Response and Disaster Recovery ministries and other response agencies will be managed through this system to decrease the potential for …

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Early Response Team training opportunities

We are United Methodist Volunteers in South Carolina who are dedicated to showing the love of Jesus to others in the aftermath of a disaster. We have teams and regional coordinators who cover our state from border to border. Our teams consist of 6-12 people. All members receive 8 hours of training in basic disaster …

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Bishop Holston: Keep a vigilant eye on Hurricane Irma

After a week of preparation, it appears that much of South Carolina could dodge most of the more direct effects of Hurricane Irma, a deadly Category 5 hurricane that has wrought destruction throughout the Caribbean Sea and is now bearing down on our neighbors in Florida. However, all of our state is not out of …

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Conference Center opening at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12

The South Carolina United Methodist Conference Center will open at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12. The Charleston District office will be closed Tuesday. The Columbia District office will open at 10 a.m. Please be safe as the impact of Tropical Storm Irma continues to affect our state.  

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Tips for preparing for Hurricane Irma

With the approach of Hurricane Irma, here’s what you can be doing to prepare yourself and your church for what the massive storm might bring. While we still do not know the exact track Irma could take, nor the level of damage it could inflict, there’s plenty that pastors and other church members can do …

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Bishop Holston: “Let’s show Texans they are not alone”

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, is calling on South Carolinians to remember what it was like when Hurricane Matthew struck our state last year – and to help make a difference in response to the devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana. …

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UPDATE – Hurricane Harvey: How you can help

As the remnants of Hurricane Harvey continue to flood Texas, United Methodists across South Carolina and the nation are asking, “What can I do to help?” The United Methodist Committee on Relief exists precisely to provide the answer: Pray Pray for the safety of those affected by the storm, emergency responders, and the Early Response …

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Preparation tips as hurricane season begins

Hurricane season is upon us. Now is the time – before a storm hits – to make sure your church is prepared!     Check out these preparedness tips Plan an evacuation route Know where to go. If you are ordered to evacuate, know the local hurricane evacuation route(s) to take and have a plan …

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Iowa students give spring break to help S.C. flood survivors

NORTH CHARLESTON – A group of Iowa State University students used spring break to volunteer in the North Charleston area with the Disaster Recovery Ministry of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. A disabled veteran. A widowed grandmother raising three grandchildren. A single mom working two jobs. John Raimer can list family …

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UMC ERTs help tornado victims in Barnwell County

Two Early Response Teams from the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church traveled to Barnwell County near Blackville on Jan. 24 to assist victims in the wake of a tornado that came crashing in three days earlier. The EF-2 storm devastated several dozen homes and a wide swath of woodlands, including a Barnwell …

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