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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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‘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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UMCOR: Health, bedding kits needed for fire victims

If you’re among the many who have been watching in horror as wildfires have ravaged the southeastern United States and wondered what you can do to help, read on. The United Methodist Committee on Relief has put out the call for health kits and bedding kits, anticipating stepped-up need as the smoke clears from the fires. …

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Support United Methodist programs on #GivingTuesday

For many, the holiday shopping frenzy began on Thanksgiving Day, continued on Black Friday and rolls along through Cyber Monday and on to Christmas Eve. The search for the perfect gift sometimes overshadows the true meaning of the season. Enter #GivingTuesday, the social movement that kicks off the charitable giving season and puts the spotlight …

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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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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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West Virginia Flood Relief

Donations can be made to the West Virginia Annual Conference by using code #935 for the special offering. Checks may be sent to: West Virginia Annual Conference Treasurer’s office PO Box 2469 Charleston, WV 25329. Thank you in advance for your generosity! ONLINE giving for West Virginia Flood Relief is now available! Please select “United …

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