Lee County Recovery

Thank you for your interest in helping those affected by the tornadoes that struck Lee County on March 3, 2019. 

See regular updates from Auburn UMC by clicking here.


If you would like to contribute with financial donations to the Lee County response, checks made payable to AWFC can be sent to the conference or district office at 4719 Woodmere Blvd, Montgomery, AL 36106. Note "2019 Lee County Tornado Response" in the memo line.


Many volunteer work teams are still needed for Hurricane Michael Recovery. Click here to find out how you can help there. 


How You Can Help in Lee County:

  • Continue praying for those in Lee County and for our response efforts.
  • Financial donations are the number one way you can help. See instructions above.
  • At this time, additional supplies are not needed. 
  • See below for volunteer opportunities.


updated  October 11, 2019:

Tornado Response Opportunities to Serve:

To see a longer update from ARM, click here.


  • Fuller Center Volunteers needed October 12, 2019:
    • ARM will be helping 2 families: one family needs help framing; the other with metal roofing and underpinning installation. Contact Andrew Baird at andrew@arm-al.org or 334-524-4232 if you can lend a hand!  ⁠
    • The Fuller Center is serving with a family at 1762 Lee Country Road 36 Opelika, AL 36804 from 8a-12p to finish their new home! Work includes painting, caulking, baseboard/trim, hanging doors, kitchen cabinets, bath fixtures.
    • contact Peter with the Fuller Center at 703-568-7783 with any questions.
  • Alabama Rural Ministry is requesting volunteers for:
    • Providing lunches/snacks/drinks for other volunteer teams
    • Calling survivor families to initiate case management process (can be done from home or at the ARM office)
    • Minor construction teams (porches, mobile home skirting, small shingle roof patches, kool-sealing mobiles homes and minor metal roof)
    • Heavy construction teams beginning this fall (wall & roof re-framing, sheathing, drywall)
    • Contact Andrew Baird at andrew@arm-al.org if you’re interested in helping in any of these ways. 
  • Case Workers: Are you highly relational and compassionate? Would you like to help 2-3 people navigate through the process to recover from the storm? You can become a volunteer case worker/compassion volunteer. Even if you can only commit to one person, that would make a significant difference. You will work with ARM’s 2 case managers who will assist you. Contact Lisa Pierce lisa@arm-al.org for information.


The response to the Lee County tornado will be another long-term recovery ministry in the Alabama-West Florida Conference. As we partner with UMCOR and churches throughout our conference, we believe our connection will be an important part of rebuilding lives and homes. Additional questions can be directed to Rev. John Fox, District Disaster Response Coordinator, at John.Fox@aumc.net, or Dr. Jeff Wilson, District Superintendent, at DSMontOp@gmail.com.  



See updates from the Lee County EMA on their Facebook page here.

Auburn UMC has updates on their Facebook page here. Or subscribe to their updates here.


Watoola United Methodist Church.                                              Photo by Lisa Pierce


 In Smith's Station, Alabama.                                          Photo courtesy Auburn UMC