The Rev. Gary Haddock, Mountain Sky Area Disaster Response Coordinator, also said churches can start collecting money and supplies for UMCOR so they can provide help as needed. He is already checking into Early Response Teams (ERT) to send as well as offering tool trailers. Haddock said United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) teams can start getting ready to help with recovery in a few months. And finally, prayers are always needed.
As we here at UMCOR prepare to provide assistance to those who need it most, I also ask for support of our efforts in building our inventory of relief supplies. At this time, we are in need of hygiene kits and cleaning buckets. With many potentially suffering damage to their homes from flood waters, our greatest need is cleaning buckets. If there are opportunities for assistance, please encourage participation in this ministry. Kits can be sent directly to Sager Brown, Depot West or delivered to an affiliate warehouse nearest you. Thank you all for your support.