Category Archive: Disaster Response

New ERT training opportunity set for Jan. 12

Jan. 12, 2019 Quarterly Training Event New Beginnings UMC 210 Rainbow Lake Road Boiling Springs, S.C. ERT Basic Class fee: $40/person, includes manual, shirt, cap and badge. Renewal Class fee: $10. All participants must complete a free UMCOR background check. ERT Basic Class is a prerequisite to the Team Leader, Assessment, Chainsaw and Muck-Out classes. Schedule …

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Grant from UMCOR, Duke Endowment backs Hurricane Florence recovery in S.C.

Hurricane Florence-related disaster recovery efforts of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church will be one of the beneficiaries of a $2 million grant to UMCOR from the Duke Endowment. The grant is part of a $5 million package that trustees of the Duke Endowment – one of the largest private foundations in the …

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Support UMCSC ministries on #GivingTuesday – and all year ’round

As you plan your #GivingTuesday charitable donations, we pray that you will be moved to consider supporting one or more of the ministries of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, as well as the mission-oriented general agencies of the UMC.   Global UMC ministries that need your #GivingTuesday support   South Carolina UMC …

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Long-Term Recovery Group training set for Nov. 27

Nov. 12, 2018 The South Carolina Conference and UMCOR have scheduled a free training opportunity for those interested in helping develop a Long-Term Recovery Group in Chesterfield, Dillon, Horry, Marion and Marlboro counties – among the areas hardest by flooding in the wake of Hurricane Florence. The training is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 27, …

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UMCSC, UMCOR set training to help churches prepare for disaster

The South Carolina Conference and UMCOR have scheduled two free training opportunities aimed at helping local churches develop a disaster response plan and better position themselves to respond when disaster strikes. “Connecting Neighbors” – scheduled for 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 28 at Macedonia UMC in Mullins and Nov. 29 at First UMC in Conway – …

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Marion District pastors turn to each other in flood’s wake

Oct. 12, 2018 United Methodist churches in the Marion District of the South Carolina Annual Conference have taken the brunt of natural disasters that have struck the state in recent years. From the 1,000-year floods of 2015, through Hurricane Matthew a year later, to last month’s Hurricane Florence – the district that ranges from the …

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S.C. Disaster Response assessing Tropical Storm Michael damage

Disaster Response leaders and volunteers from the South Carolina Annual Conference are out assessing neighborhoods as the remnants of Hurricane Michael leave the state. As needed, specially trained Early Response Teams will deploy to help clear downed trees, place tarps on damaged roofs and help clean up any other damages caused by the storm, which …

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Volunteers – all skill levels – needed for flood response

South Carolina UMC Disaster Response Ministries needs volunteers of all ability levels to help us clean out homes that have been flooded by Hurricane Florence. Until this point, conditions have dictated that only specially trained Early Response Teams handle these duties. We now can welcome all volunteers of any skill level to join us in this …

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Flood-soaked Trinity UMC-Conway begins long trek to recovery

Oct. 4, 2018 Dozens of volunteers on Wednesday began the long, meticulous work of cleaning up and moving forward after historic flooding inundated Trinity United Methodist Church in Conway in the wake of Hurricane Florence last month. Some 50 people – including Trinity members and staff, and volunteers from other churches (both United Methodist and otherwise) …

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Bishop Holston to flood survivors: ‘You are not alone’

Sept. 28, 2018 Bishop L. Jonathan Holston brought a message of hope Thursday to members of Trinity United Methodist Church and others in Conway ravaged by historic flooding caused by Hurricane Florence. “It’s hard to fathom that a few days of water will equate to years of putting your lives back together,” he told about …

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