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 tarps on damaged roofs and help clean up any other damages caused by the storm, which entered South Carolina as a tropical storm after coming ashore on the Florida panhandle as a category 4 hurricane.
T.S. Michael brought heavy downpours, gusty winds and localized flooding to the state, with some areas reporting as much as five inches of rain.
What churches should do after the storm
- Once it is safe to do so, please assess your church property, its neighborhood and surrounding community and report damages to your district disaster response coordinator and to your district office.
- Check on anyone in your church/neighborhood who you know lives in a flood-prone area.
What you can do to help
- South Carolina UMC Disaster Response Ministries – which responds to immediate clean-up needs following a disaster – needs volunteers of all ability levels to help us clean out homes flooded by Hurricane Florence last month. Click here to sign up and volunteer.
- Donate: S.C. Disaster Response
- Donate: United Methodist Committee On Relief
- South Carolina UMC Disaster Recovery Ministries – which helps repair and rebuild homes in the months following a disaster – needs volunteers of all ability levels to help finish work on dozens of homes damaged by Hurricane Matthew in 2016. Call 803-726-3105 or email email@example.com to volunteer.
- For the safety and recovery of those affected by the storm.
- For the safety of first responders and others working with survivors.
- For the safety of volunteers helping with clean-up efforts.