Dear Sisters and Brothers active in mission,
Our conference disaster recovery program has been active in partnering with long-term recovery committees and families in rebuilding lives that were devastated by storms. We have had a very active team from Slidell, Louisiana who has been carrying the load of the recovery work in Choctaw County. Sadly, hurricane Isaac flooded their hometown and they are busy in their own recovery at the moment. Please be in prayer for the Epworth Project and our friends at Epworth UMC in Slidell.
To finish the houses we are working on, we need your help! We have two homes we are in the process of completing and would love to have these families in their homes as soon as possible. The houses are in Choctaw County, Alabama. We have a church that can receive and house your teams.
Please consider making these projects below a priority in the life of your church. A list of the work that is needed is below. We find teams of 3 to 8 people work best.
If you have any questions feel free to call me at 205.609.7798.
Yours in Christ,
TEAM 1: Interior Finishing & Painting, Installation of Soffit & Exterior Painting TEAM 2: Bathroom Installation (plumbing has been set ready for tub, toilet, & vanity); Flooring, Window Trim TEAM 3: Cabinet Installation, Interior Doors, & Finishing Electrical TEAM 4: Entrance Landing Deck & Steps
TEAM 1: Drywall Mudding TEAM 2: Interior Finishing & Painting, & Installation of Soffit Exterior Painting TEAM 3: Bathroom Installation (plumbing has been set ready for tub, toilet, & vanity); Flooring, & Window Trim TEAM 4: Cabinet Installation, Interior Doors, & Finishing Electrical TEAM 5: Entrance Landing Deck & Steps
In coordination with Alabama VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster), our annual conference disaster response team has agreed to take the lead, or main responsibility for, the recovery efforts in the affected areas in the Demopolis district. This especially includes Sumter, Green, Hale, Marengo and Choctaw counties, and also includes Washington county in the Mobile district.
Early Response Team Training:
For a current list of upcoming Disaster Early Response Team Trainings and for more information, click here.
Individuals and volunteer teams (skilled or unskilled) wishing to respond to the disaster in the Demopolis area,
call toll free -1-866-689-5705. Rebuilding efforts will continue through Summer and into fall of 2012 and building teams are currently being scheduled.
To make financial contributions for the disaster response, churches and individuals can donate two different ways:
1. To donate through the AWF Conference Fiscal Office, click here. These donations will stay in the conference and will be used for in-conference relief efforts. Or mail checks to: Fiscal Office, attn. Conference Treasurer, 100 Interstate Park Dr., Suite 106, Montgomery, AL 36109, with "Tornado Disaster Response, Advance #2298 in the memo line; or,
2. Through UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief). Click here to make a donation that will be used throughout all the affected areas, including other states and conferences as well as Alabama-West Florida.
For information on the reconstruction efforts in North Alabama, click here.