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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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Pisgah UMC looking to “fill gaps” after shooting of Florence officers

“Heal the surrounding land where we now gather – Hoffmeyer Road, Vintage Place, the street and the home of the Hopkins family. Cleanse it from the spirit of violence, Lord, and account it as washed by your blood.” Oct. 8, 2018 Pisgah United Methodist Church has been tucked just inside northwestern Florence County for more than 100 years. …

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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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ERTs begin disaster response work in Marion

Sept. 26, 2018 Early Response Teams from the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church this week began assisting homeowners in Marion whose houses were flooded in the wake of Hurricane Florence. ERTs can’t move into areas affected by storms until local emergency management officials notify them that it is safe to do so. …

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After Florence: What you can do to help

Floodwaters in the wake of Hurricane Florence have soaked areas of eastern South Carolina. Here are a few ways United Methodists across the state can help: Pray For the safety and recovery of those affected by the storm. For the safety of first responders and others working with survivors. For the safety of volunteers helping …

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Florence update for S.C. (11 a.m. Sunday)

Updated 11:23 a.m. Sept. 16, 2018 Tropical Depression Florence continues to produce widespread heavy rains over northern South Carolina, producing flash flooding and leading to significant river flooding in the coming days. The hardest hit counties apparently are Dillon, Marion and Marlboro counties, state officials say. Flash-flood watches are in effect for Chesterfield, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lancaster and …

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New hotline set up for Hurricane Florence assistance: 800-451-1954

A centralized Crisis Assistance Hotline has been established to take in and manage calls for assistance in the wake of Hurricane Florence, which is poised to strike along the coast of South Carolina or North Carolina late Thursday or Friday: 800-451-1954 This hotline is part of an effort by volunteer organizations statewide – including the …

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YoungER Men’s Ministry event postponed

“Hooked,” the South Carolina YoungER Men’s Ministry event planned for Sept. 29 at Mt. Horeb UMC in Lexington, has been postponed. A new date is TBD. Aug. 14, 2018 The South Carolina YoungER Men’s Ministry is planning a one-day fishing-themed event focused specifically on engaging younger men in ministry. “Hooked” – a conference designed to …

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