Tag Archive: Hurricane Matthew

Sellers Blitz: ‘An uplift for the whole town’

SELLERS – More than 150 United Methodist volunteers “brought joy” to the Marion County town of Sellers on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 13-14 – cleaning and beginning repairs on eight homes overcome by floodwaters in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. Volunteers from United Methodist churches across South Carolina – along with a crew from Georgia …

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Together, We Do More – Disaster Response

“10 Days of Connectional Giving” When Hurricane Matthew hit South Carolina in October, the Rev. Reginald Lee was just settling into his new assignment as congregational specialist for the Marion and Florence districts. Once the storm made its way back to sea, it became clear to Lee that it wasn’t going to be business as usual. “Immediately,” …

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Volunteers still needed for “Sellers Blitz” relief work

Volunteers are still needed for the “Sellers Blitz” – scheduled for Jan. 13-14 in the flood-ravaged Marion County town. This event, organized by the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church, will be similar to the successful “Nichols Blitz” held last month – but different in some important ways. You’ll still have the chance to …

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Early Response Team training scheduled for Anderson, Florence

Early Response Teams from the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church continue to help those most affected by Hurricane Matthew, the flooding that followed and other natural disasters. But more volunteers are needed, and disaster relief officials have scheduled two opportunities in January for those who want to train to become certified ERT members and …

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‘Nichols Blitz’: More than 200 UM volunteers descend on 18 flooded homes

NICHOLS – More than 200 United Methodist volunteers traveled to Nichols on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2-3, in an effort to bring hope to the town still drying out from flooding more than a month after Hurricane Matthew struck. In all, 236 people worked one or both days of the “Nichols Blitz,” “mucking out” 18 …

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Bishop: ‘We’ve got resources, people to rally’ for SC flood victims

How can you help? Volunteers are desperately needed to serve on or with Early Response Teams at all times. For more information, contact Matt Brodie at 803-786-9486 Ext. 261 or mbrodie@umcsc.org. Donate financially to the S.C. Conference’s disaster relief efforts and to UMCOR’s Advance U.S. Disaster Response, which allows the United Methodist Committee on Relief to …

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Volunteers needed for “Work Blitz” in Nichols

  Nichols Relief work blitz. Dec 2nd-3rd Interested, register online at http://www.umcsc.org/data/nicholsrelief.php Looking for a way to escape the incessant commercialism of this holiday season? Something that would make a true impact on someone’s life? Well, The Blitz is on! The South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church has scheduled a two-day “Work Blitz” …

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Bishop Holston tours areas hit by hurricane, flooding

NICHOLS – The scene repeats too often outside homes along the two dozen or so streets that wind through the waterlogged town of Nichols. Piles of broken furniture, soggy drywall, carpeting soaked to ruination. Moldy mattresses, saturated upholstery, bags stuffed with who-knows-what, made all the heavier by water from the swollen Lumber River. The Marion …

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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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