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.
“Jesus gave us the perfect example of service to our neighbors in the Parable of the Good Samaritan,” said Tim Whitten, disaster recovery director for the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. “At the end of that story, he gave us the instruction to ‘go and do likewise.’ This event is just one opportunity for us to live out that commandment.
“Hundreds of families need our help, so we need all of the volunteers we can get. If you can come on Sept. 21, bring a friend or three. If you can’t come yourself, please help us spread the word in your church and community.”
Anyone 14 or older can participate, and we need all skill levels – whether you are adept with a hammer and saw or wouldn’t know which end of a screwdriver to pick up! We’ll have plenty of people on hand who know what they’re doing and are happy to help those with less experience.
Please register by Sept. 9, so we can plan the work and other details appropriately. Anyone 18 or older must complete a background check prior to attending. You will receive details via email after registering.