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Upcoming ERT training opportunities

Fee for all ERT Basic classes is $40/person, which includes a manual, shirt, cap and badge. Fee for renewals is $10. All participants also must complete a free background check through UMCOR. Click here to register for ERT training. Click here to begin the background check. This list will be updated when more training opportunities are …

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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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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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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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Bishop Holston’s statement on Hurricane Florence

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, issued this statement as Hurricane Florence was bearing down on South Carolina: Sept. 14, 2018 Dear South Carolina United Methodists, We live within the shadow of the Almighty, sheltered by the God who is above all gods. (Psalm 91:1 …

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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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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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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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“Work Blitz” Round 2: Sellers needs your help

If you missed the “Nichols Blitz” earlier this month – or you want to experience it again – you have another chance to help people devastated and left homeless by flooding in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. The South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church has scheduled a two-day work blitz for Jan. 13-14 …

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