Hurricane Dorian Relief
It seems like only yesterday that we were facing the challenges of Hurricane Michael along our own Gulf Coast, and now Hurricane Dorian is causing massive amounts of devastation as well as loss of lives in the Bahamas, and causing destruction and power outages along the Southeast Coastal areas. As United Methodists, we respond to disasters through the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). UMCOR is actively responding to the Bahamas by awarding a grant to Bahamas Methodist Habitat, the Disaster Ministry of the Bahamas Conference of the Methodist Church. It deals with emergency situations to provide basic human needs.
UMCOR is also coordinating with annual conference disaster relief partners all along the East Coast as we monitor the needs of the affected communities in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas.
From UMCOR: United Methodists and others can help UMCOR’s response by donating to its U.S. disaster response and recovery funds. Everyone can help also by continuing to pray for those in the path of Hurricane Dorian and by encouraging others to make donations to the response efforts.
GBUMC is not receiving clothing or food donations, but we encourage you to give monetarily through UMCOR, who provides those basic needs.
We are blessed to be a connectional church, where we can help each other all over the world, being Christian witnesses to persons in their time of need.
“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat. I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me….whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25: 35-36a, 40b