Dear 10-Fold Advocate:Even with advance notice, a natural disaster is devastating. But with the knowledge that Hurricane Sandy was bearing down on the East Coast, The United Methodist Church immediately prepared to help.
United Methodist Early Response Teams (ERT) from many states were put on alert, ready to deploy when needed.
United Methodist-trained volunteers are now serving in shelters helping thousands of evacuees.
United Methodist annual conferences readied response trailers equipped with tools and supplies to help with the aftermath.
UMCOR has already issued grants to New York Disaster Interfaith Services and to the New York, Greater New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania and North Carolina annual conferences. And there are 11,000 cleaning buckets and 150,000 health kits ready to deliver to survivors in Sandy’s path. This is only the beginning
today to UMCOR will help us to continue to respond with personnel, materials and spiritual support to help people recover from Hurricane Sandy. We will continue to learn more about what is needed and respond long after the media spotlight goes away.
Thank you for your prayers and support.
Assistant General Secretary
UMCOR US Disaster Response