Hurricane Sally pounded the Alabama and Florida gulf coasts on September 15 and 16. It was anticipated to be a weak category one but strengthened overnight and made landfall as a very slow-moving, yet powerful category two storm. Flooding and roof damage were the most widespread after effects.
Information frequently changes after a significant storm. Please make sure you are resourcing the most up-to-date information before sending supplies or deploying teams.
Teams are welcome into the Alabama-West Florida Conference. A team leader must be UMCOR badged and trained but other team members may work under the leadership of that trained person. If you are interested in sending a team, please complete this online form. Housing is available. Team members only need their personal items and a sleeping bag and any work items they have such as work gloves, rakes, etc. Food will be provided.
Churches in the Alabama-West Florida Conference should report damage to the district disaster response coordinator (ddrc). Your ddrc will communicate with the appropriate district superintendent and conference leadership.
If you, your church or neighbor need immediate cleanup assistance, please call 800-451-1954. More information can be found here.
The supply list changes frequently. Please check for email updates from the conference communications director. The most immediate and helpful way to give is through monetary donations. 100% of your donation will stay within the AWF Conference and will go to those most in need.