Disaster Response

Disaster Response

For information about Holston Conference disaster response ministries, contact Mike Sluder, director of connectional ministries, at 865.690.4080 or mikesluder@holston.org. Holston Conference is a supportive partner of the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR).

Media: Please contact Director of Communications Tim Jones for assistance at timjones@holston.org.


Tennessee tornado response | March 5, 2020

Holston mission leaders are reaching out to United Methodists in central Tennessee to learn how they can help after this week's deadly tornadoes. In the meantime, here are requests:

1. Assemble relief kits.

Cleaning Kits and Hygiene Kits are needed to send to survivors and to replace Holston’s stockpile. Please assemble using the following instructions from UMCOR:

  • Cleaning Kits
  • Hygiene Kits

Contact your district office for drop-off hours and location. Holston mission leaders will work with district offices to coordinate pick-up, Sluder said.

2. Give financially.

Give online to United Methodist Committee on Relief.

Give to Tennessee Conference disaster response online or make checks payable to: "TNUMC Disaster Response," TNUMC Disaster Response, 304 S. Perimeter Park Drive, Suite 1, Nashville, TN 37211.

Holston local churches may also make donations under the UMCOR classification on the Holston Remittance Worksheet (memo: TN Conference-Tornado Response).

3. Invite others to help.

Bulletin inserts are available for Holston churches.