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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 Hurricane Florence.

The training is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 27, 2018, at Macedonia United Methodist Church, 402 N. Main St., Mullins. Light snacks will be provided.

A Long-Term Recovery Group is a cooperative body made up of representatives from faith-based, non-profit, government, business and other organizations working within a community to assist individuals and families as they recover from disaster.

LTRGs are as varied in structure as are the communities in which they work. The personality and operation of each group are unique and reflects local needs, available resources, cultural diversity, leadership style, and community support.

No matter how a group is structured or what it calls itself – unmet needs committee, interfaith, organization, coalition, roundtable, partnership, coordinating council, etc. – the goal is the same: To unite recovery resources with community needs to ensure that even the most vulnerable in the community recover from disaster.

Click here to register.

There is no fee, but we need to know how many people to expect.

For more information, contact Matt Brodie, Disaster Response coordinator for the S.C. Conference, at or 803-786-9486.


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