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Ministries

Holston Disaster Response

2017 Hurricane Response

UMCOR continues to need to receive funds to help with response to hurricanes, Harvey, Irma, Jose, and Maria.  Contributions can be made through your local church and designated for "U.S. Disaster Response #901670"

To support UMCOR with money, (1) donors may give online. (2) Donors may also write checks to their local churches with “UMCOR Advance #901670” on the memo line. (3) Another option is to write checks made to “UMCOR” with “US Disaster Response #901670” and mail to: Advance GCFA, P.O. Box 9068, New York, NY 10087-9068.

Cleaning buckets and hygiene kits are being collected at district offices. UMCOR, or the United Methodist Committee on Relief, gives specific instructions on how to pack the cleaning kits and hygiene kits and will dispatch them from Sager Brown where they are needed.

Learn More from The Call's coverage of relief efforts

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Holston Disasters

General Donations to Disaster Response within Holston (Advance #143) can be sent through your Church Treasurer to the Conference Office. These funds will be used to respond to those areas affected in Holston.

EARLY RESPONSE TEAMS... 

  • Share the love of Christ in ways that make a Christian difference.
  • Take steps to prevent further damage to property by doing tasks such as tarping and cleaning out flooded homes.
  • Take note of the victim's needs and report them to the local conference or other disaster relief operations.
  • Listen and help victims begin to heal.
  • Provide an opportunity for Christian service for those who want to give their time.
  • Provide immediate and quick response care for victims. (United Methodists can be "first in" and "last out.")

CONTACTS

Holston Conference Disaster Response Coordinator
Jim Fetzer - 865/675-3331

Northern Early Response Team Coordinator
Dave Henderson - 276/870-1720

Southern Early Response Team Coordinator
Ralph Brock - 423/240-8953

ERT Training Coordinator & Financial Support
Mark Hicks - 865/809-9044

First Aid, CPR & AED Training Coordinator
Pat Wilcox - 941/345-6050

ERT Deployment; Registration and Insurance Coordinator
Nancy Hobbs - 276/708-6110

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