Disaster Response Project List

Thank you for your interest in serving in the area of disaster response. The list below is by no means exhaustive, but it is what our office has been made aware of. Please contact your Conference Disaster Response Coordinator, or the Coordinator for the conference in which you are interested in serving, for more information on opportunities that might not be listed here. 

Alabama-West Florida Conference

For the latest Disaster Response initiatives in the Alabama-West Florida Conference, please visit: www.awfumc.org/inconferencerecoveries

Updated December 2, 2016

Florida Conference

For the latest Disaster Response initiatives in the Florida Conference, please visit: www.flumc.org/disasterrecoveryministry.

Updated December 2, 2016


For the lastest Disaster Response initiatives in the Holston Conference, please visit: holston.org/ministries/missions/programs/disaster-response/

For the lastest on the East Tennessee Fires, please visit: holston.org/news/

Updated January 5, 2017

Kentucky Conference

For the latest Disaster Response initiatives in the Kentucky Conference, please visit: www.kyumc.org/disasterresponse

Updated April 20, 2016

Memphis Conference

For the latest Disaster Response initiatives in the Memphis Conference, please visit: www.memphis-umc.net/disasterrelief.

Updated April 20, 2016

Mississippi Conference

Hattiesburg, MS and Petal, MS were severely impacted by tornadoes the weekend of January 21, 2017. They have requested certified Early Response Teams, and have asked that the ERTs be self sustainable. Please click here for additional information and contact information. 

Mississippi has experienced flooding in a few areas this year. The Clarksdale area is ready to receive flood response teams. Team housing with showers is available at St. Paul's United Methodist Church. To schedule your group, please contact Wayne Winter at gwwinter@cableone.net, or Mellie Jordan at mellie.jordan@gmail.com.

For more information on recovery efforts and how to volunteer please visit: www.mississippi-umc.org/messagefrommississippiunitedmethodistdisasterrelief

Updated January 23, 2017

North Alabama Conference

North Alabama has been no stranger to weather this year. Tornadoes have hit the western part of the conference and caused damaged in the communities. Currently, the conference is looking for volunteers for Pickens County. Please click here for more information on recovery efforts and how to volunteer.

Pickens County is in long term recovery after the February 2016 tornado. There are jobs available for large or small groups of volunteers. Please contact Mike Butler, District Disaster Response Coordinator for Central Distract, at 256-412-6945 if you are interested in volunteering.

Updated November 2, 2016

North Carolina Conference

For the latest Disaster Response initiatives in the North Carolina Conference, please visit: https://nccumc.org/outreach/disaster-response/

Updated April 20, 2016

North Georgia Conference

For the latest Disaster Response initiatives in the North Georgia Conference, please visit: www.ngumc.org/disasterresponseministry

Updated April 20, 2016

South Carolina Conference

In October of 2015, South Carolina experienced a “1000 year flood,” and they are currently in Long Term Recovery mode. South Carolina Disaster Recovery is requesting long term recovery volunteer teams for 2016 and 2017. For more information on recovery efforts and how to volunteer, please visit: www.umcsc.org/home/ministries/disaster-response/flood-recovery/

Special Request: Construction Mission Volunteer Coordinator Needed in South Carolina (SC) Annual Conference: The recovery work from these floods will be ongoing for many more months, or even years, to come. The SC Annual Conference is looking for a volunteer to help with the long-term disaster recovery as a Construction Coordinator. This person would be managing basic home repairs, as well as supervising the many volunteer teams that continue to help rebuild this area. Please note the starting date is ASAP and will last for 2 months up to 12 months.  

Any experienced construction and/or Early Response trained persons, please contact the contact the Mission Volunteers office at mv@umcmission.org.

Updated October 30, 2016

South Georgia Conference

Counties in the South Georgia Conference that were affected by the tornadoes still need some assistance with mucking out, roof tarping, chainsaw, and debris removal. Most counties will soon be implementing case management to start repairing and rebuilding. ERTs and trained teams preferred. For more information, please contact Luis Morales at morhilll@gmail.com.

For the latest Disaster Response initiatives in the South Georgia Conference, please visit: www.sgaumc.org/disasterresponse

Updated March 16, 2017

Tennessee Conference

For the latest Disaster Response initiatives in the Tennessee Conference, please visit: https://tnumcdisasterresponse.wordpress.com/ ​

Updated April 20, 2016

Virginia Conference

The Virginia Conference Disaster Recovery Ministry remains hard at work in areas hit by the February 2016 tornado outbreak and the October 2016 flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. The Conference had a tremendous need for teams willing to serve anytime between August 1st and Thanksgiving. Housing with kitchen facilities is available in each location. There is no charge for teams to serve; teams are only responsible for the cost of their food and transportation, though financial contributions from teams with available resources are welcome.

If you would like to know more about specific needs and ways you may serve, contact Forrest White, Long-term Recovery Manager and UMVIM Coordinator for the Virginia Conference, at VirginiaUMVIM@gmail.com

Updated March 17, 2017

Western North Carolina

For the latest Disaster Response initiatives in the Western North Carolina Conference, please visit: http://mission.wnccumc.org/disaster-response/

Updated April 20, 2016

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