Category Archive: Flood Recovery

South Carolina Conference Disaster Response and 2015 Flood Recovery

Housing for teams tops list of flood needs

By Jessica Brodie. Nearly four months after the South Carolina flood, the conference’s disaster recovery team is settling into a new reality—one steeped largely in outreach, needs assessment and a massive web of disaster coordination across the state. Read more by Jessica Brodie in the Advocate, here. http://www.advocatesc.org/2016/01/housing-for-teams-tops-list-of-flood-needs/

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Flood relief continues at Canaan UMC, Ridgeville

Flood relief continues at Canaan UMC, Ridgeville By Matt Brodie It’s been more than three months since the congregation at Canaan United Methodist Church, Ridgeville, felt the devastating effects of the historic flooding in South Carolina. But even though the floodwaters have long since receded, the aftermath is still strongly felt. The congregation has been …

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The connection and the flood: Other conferences step up with donations, work teams

As South Carolina United Methodists continue their long-term effort to rebuild and repair homes and churches damaged after the October floods, Christian brothers and sisters outside the state are pitching in with hammer, nail—and checkbook. Nearly half of what the South Carolina Conference has received in flood funds has come from sources outside this state, …

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Church moving from Early Response to repair and rebuilding

The SC Conference is moving from early response to flooding to repair and rebuild, so our needs will change a little. We have created a bulletin insert to help your congregation understand the changing needs in our communities. You can download the bulletin insert as a PDF here. Many churches are asking how we can …

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UMVIM team leader training

The recent flood in our state damaged thousands of our neighbor’s homes.  The United Methodist Church’s Emergency Response Teams are in their final stage of tarping and cleaning out.  We are now ready to begin the rebuild process, which may take well over a year.  United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) will be at the center of this …

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SC ERT Response to “1000-Year SC Flood”

– Story by Billy Robinson – SC UMVIM ERT Coordinator On Friday morning, October 2, 2015 as rain began; I was still filling sandbags and placing them at every door around my home in North, SC as only two years prior our home flooded from what they called a “100-year flood” for our area. Since …

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Request for ERTs

We hope to have most of our ERT / Relief phase complete in the majority of South Carolina by November 21, but there will still be work that needs to be done. In the Georgetown / Andrews area we will need ERT teams during first week of December and possibly beyond. Contact will be Rev. George Olive at …

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UMCSC pastors tapped to lead state recovery efforts

Two South Carolina United Methodist clergy have been tapped to lead state wide recovery efforts through SCVOAD (South Carolina Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters). Rev. Gregg Varner, SC United Methodist Disaster response coordinator has been selected as the chair of the recovery task force. Rev. George Olive has been asked to chair the Case Management Task Force. …

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South Carolina Disaster Response Updates

South Carolina is slowly moving from relief to recovery. Thank you for listening and not self-deploying to the region. Over 90 different organizations responded into the state. Many were uninvited and created additional chaos for survivors and state agencies–an organized response is always better. As many of these groups are now departing, there is much …

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ERT Training Class on November 14

United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) will hold an ERT Training Class on November 14 from 9-5 at New Beginnings UMC in Boiling Springs, SC. Cost is $35 per person. Each participant must have a background check through our conference using Trak-1. To register or for more information contact Chuck Marshall at 864-216-1876. 

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