Lee County Recovery

Thank you for your interest in helping those affected by the tornadoes that struck Lee County on March 3, 2019.  Many volunteer work teams are still needed for the Lee County Tornado Recovery in the form of repairs and rebuilding homes.  Click here to find out how you can help.

See regular updates from Alabama Rural Ministry by clicking here or 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.


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.
  • See below for volunteer opportunities.


Tornado Response Opportunities to Serve:

Alabama Rural Ministry is requesting volunteers for:

  • Rebuilding up to five homes in the Summer of 2020-Summer 2021. We need home sponsors for the cost and to captain the rebuilds.
  • Heavy construction teams (wall & roof re-framing, sheathing, drywall)
  • Minor construction teams (porches, mobile home skirting, small shingle roof patches, kool-sealing mobiles homes and minor metal roof)
  • Local groups to help with meals for teams. Help provide lunches and evening meals beginning June 1, 2020.

Contact Andrew Baird at andrew@arm-al.org if you’re interested in helping in any of these ways. 


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. Lisa Pierce, Lee County Tornado Recovery Director, at lisa@arm-al.org and ARM's webpage.


Auburn UMC volunteers helping with a roof.


Home in Smiths Station of a first responder who was affected.