The Florida disaster response team has asked us to have our ERT trained teams on standby for possible deployment to north central Florida. They will be able to let us know more by 9/6/2016.
We are so very thankful for all your many donations that have already been received and sent to our brothers and sisters in Louisiana. Many churches in our conference have made great financial contributions, and many have donated in-kind goods. A few churches have already sent work teams to the area to help. This is our connection at its best, when we work together to restore people to wholeness after loss and devastation.
Most of our collection sites have already sent their donations on to the people in Louisiana, or will soon. If you are still interested in making a donation of some kind to those affected by the Louisiana flooding, the best option now is gift cards to Lowe's, Home Depot, or Wal Mart. This will allow for the recipients to purchase what they need the most. Cards in denominations of $25 are ideal, but any amount is appreciated. You can mail those directly to Baton Rouge First UMC at 930 North Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70802.
Financial contributions are also welcome. You can send checks to the AWFC Fiscal office at 4719 Woodmere Blvd., Montgomery, AL 36106. Note "Louisiana flooding" in the memo line.
Volunteer teams are welcome to help with their recovery efforts. Click here to learn about volunteering. Before you deploy, please contact your district disaster response coordinator to alert him/her to your team's plans, and to report your volunteer hours and estimate of value of supplies.
For volunteer forms and other resources click here.