Tag Archive: Disaster

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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UMC team comes to aid of Simpsonville tornado victims

SIMPSONVILLE – When a tornado with winds up to 110 mph touched down in Simpsonville, an Early Response Team from the S.C. Conference of the United Methodist Church was on the scene within hours. The eight-person team worked on six homes struck by the Nov. 30 storm, removing trees and other storm debris and covering damaged roofs with …

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S.C. United Methodists, Gov. Haley, others provide storm relief

MARION – Gov. Nikki Haley and a host of volunteers descended on Marion County on Friday to distribute Hurricane Matthew relief supplies donated by South Carolina United Methodists and other groups from around the state. “Team South Carolina Pee Dee Day” provided much needed supplies to residents from Darlington, Dillon, Florence and Marion counties who …

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Free legal services for low-income hurricane victims

Free legal services are available to low-income South Carolinians affected by Hurricane Matthew and the flooding that followed. South Carolina Legal Services – a non-profit corporation funded in part by the S.C. Bar Foundation and local United Way agencies – offers legal assistance if eligible residents have been denied benefits or have other non-criminal legal …

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SBA Disaster Assistance for Businesses and Residents Expands to More South Carolina Counties

ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration has added more counties to the disaster declaration in South Carolina affected by Hurricane Matthew that began on Oct. 4, 2016. The disaster declaration now covers the counties of Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Beaufort, Calhoun, Clarendon, Colleton, Darlington, Dillon, Dorchester, Florence, Georgetown, Hampton, Horry, Jasper, Lee, Marion, Marlboro, Orangeburg, …

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Volunteers desperately needed to help with hurricane response

Dozens of Early Response Teams from the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church have deployed to help those most affected by Hurricane Matthew and the flooding that followed. But more volunteers are desperately needed, and church officials have scheduled several opportunities in the coming weeks for those who want to train to become …

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Donate this, not that — best ways to help when disaster strikes

By Susan Kim umcor.org There’s no set-in-stone guide to appropriate giving, since every disaster is different and needs change every day. But in the spirit of educating donors, the United Methodist Committee on Relief presents “Donate This, Not That!” These guidelines are based on recommendations of seasoned responders from many areas of the country. Need …

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S.C. United Methodists providing health kits to hurricane victims

Need help? Call the disaster response hotline of the S.C. Conference of the United Methodist Church at 800-390-4911 or email screcovery@umcsc.org. Even before the winds picked up and the rains set in, the good work of South Carolina United Methodists was being felt by those affected by Hurricane Matthew. Nearly 300 pounds of health kits …

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Work continues in Manning after SC Flood

Manning SC – The Benbo home in Manning, SC was severely damaged after the historic flooding in SC.  Recovery teams from all over the country have given their time, efforts and skill to helping the Benbo family recovery. North Augusta, United Methodists mucked-out the house after the flood. While Manning Early Response Teams placed a tarp on the …

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Holly Hill Inspiring Response

On Tuesday, October 6, 2015 we responded ERT Teams to a couple of areas in the state. One of which was Holly Hill, SC for two damaged roofs and a flooded family restaurant. A restaurant is something we had not helped muck out in our 10-years of response throughout the southeast but this one was …

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