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Hurricane Florence Recovery

Hurricane Florence Recovery Day of Service: “Making your faith real”

On Sept. 21, 140 volunteers from across South Carolina gathered in Chesterfield and Marion counties to work on 11 homes damaged a year ago by Hurricane Florence.

Help the Marion District buy an ERT trailer

The Marion District of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church has been hard-hit by hurricanes and flooding over the past few years. It is home to hundreds of families still recovering from Hurricane Matthew in 2016 and Hurricane Florence in 2018....

$400k Red Cross grant bolsters UMCSC Florence recovery work

The American Red Cross has donated more than $400,000 in support of the Hurricane Florence recovery efforts of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church.

$30K Chesterfield United Way grant boosts UMCSC recovery efforts

The United Way of Chesterfield County has given a $29,847 grant that will allow UMCSC Disaster Recovery to assist families whose homes were damaged in the wake of Hurricane Florence.

Hurricane Florence Disaster Recovery Day of Service, Sept. 21

UMCSC Disaster Recovery is inviting United Methodists from across South Carolina to a conference-wide Day of Service on Sept. 21 – an opportunity to help those whose lives were turned upside down last year in the wake of Hurricane Florence. Whitten “Jesus gave us the...

UMCSC receives $50,000 grant from One SC Fund for Hurricane Florence recovery

UMCSC Disaster Recovery has received a $50,000 grant from the One SC Fund to help families rebuild and repair homes that were damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Florence. Whitten "We are grateful for this grant from the One SC Fund, which will be used to provide case...

UMCSC wraps up Disaster Recovery efforts for 2015 floods, Hurricane Matthew

Conference now turning efforts, dedicating resources to Hurricane Florence recovery UMCSC Disaster Recovery has completed its efforts to assist those affected by the historic floods of 2015 and Hurricane Matthew in 2016 – bringing to a close a more than three-year...

UMCSC hiring to gear up for Hurricane Florence recovery work

The South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church is hiring for several Disaster Recovery positions as the conference's response to Hurricane Florence ramps up. The goal of UMCSC Disaster Recovery is to accompany communities in need over the long haul...

UMCSC seeking Hurricane Florence disaster recovery case manager

The South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church is seeking a disaster recovery case manager to work with Hurricane Florence-related clients. This hourly (non-exempt) employee will be working throughout Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Horry, Marion and...

Whitten named Hurricane Florence disaster recovery director

Whitten named Hurricane Florence disaster recovery director Tim Whitten's fondest memories in ministry come from having served and advocated for others, both personally and professionally. Whitten – who starts Jan. 14 as disaster recovery director to handle Hurricane...

2 UMCOR grants to aid Matthew, Florence hurricane recovery efforts

The South Carolina Conference has been awarded two UMCOR grants totaling more than $825,000 – one to wrap up disaster recovery work on homes damaged by Hurricane Matthew, and another to launch disaster recovery efforts in the wake of this year's Hurricane Florence....

Grant from UMCOR, Duke Endowment backs Hurricane Florence recovery in S.C.

Hurricane Florence-related disaster recovery efforts of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church will be one of the beneficiaries of a $2 million grant to UMCOR from the Duke Endowment. The grant is part of a $5 million package that trustees of the...

Volunteers needed for S.C. disaster recovery   Whether you can help for a couple of days or a week. Whether you have an experienced team or you want to come alone and work alongside new friends. Whether you are young or old, experienced or not, local or out-of-state. Your time...

Long-Term Recovery Group training set for Nov. 27

The South Carolina Conference and UMCOR have scheduled a free training opportunity for those interested in helping develop a Long-Term Recovery Group in Chesterfield, Dillon, Horry, Marion and Marlboro counties – among the areas hardest by flooding in the wake of...

UMCSC, UMCOR set training to help churches prepare for disaster

The South Carolina Conference and UMCOR have scheduled two free training opportunities aimed at helping local churches develop a disaster response plan and better position themselves to respond when disaster strikes. "Connecting Neighbors" – scheduled for 10 a.m.-3...

Bishop Holston, Cabinet bring hope, hard work to Disaster Recovery effort

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston and members of the Extended Cabinet worked Wednesday to help restore homes of families still trying to recover from Hurricane Matthew in 2016. The second "Cabinet Work Day" of the year was designed not only to bring hope and recovery to...

Marion District pastors turn to each other in flood’s wake

United Methodist churches in the Marion District of the South Carolina Annual Conference have taken the brunt of natural disasters that have struck the state in recent years. From the 1,000-year floods of 2015, through Hurricane Matthew a year later, to last month's...

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...

UMCSC Disaster Recovery accompanies communities in need over the long haul of their recovery until a “new normal” is established after a crisis. It works with homeowners to fill in the gap between their resources and their unmet needs.

Much of the hands-on work is performed by volunteers from across the state and nation.

The Hurricane Florence Disaster Recovery Team is focusing its efforts in the upper Pee Dee and Grand Strand area. We will be working to provide recovery efforts for more than 230 households over the next two years.

We have wonderful opportunities here in our own state for mission and outreach work that will have lasting impact on our neighbors. Just as we are called to love the Lord, through disaster recovery we have many opportunities to love our neighbors as well.

Who is needed

Work Teams




Case Workers

How you can help

your time
and talents

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