UMCOR FLOOD BUCKETS FOR HURRICANE HARVEY A Big “Thank You” for the team effort in getting flood buckets together, packed up in the church bus and delivered to Calvary UMC. We were able to send 16 buckets with cleaning supplies for the people impacted by Hurricane Harvey. UMCOR has not yet asked for supplies for Hurricane Irma; we will let you know when/if we receive a request.
This is the report from the Tennessee Conference Office. We did well!
— Debbie McCormick, Evangelism/Missions/Social Justice Team
Outstanding Response to Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma
On August 28, churches were asked to make financial contributions to UMCOR for disaster response and to help “fill the truck!” The Nashville Area planned to send one 18-wheeler filled with cleaning buckets to the UMCOR warehouse for Hurricane Harvey survivors.
Congregations in the Tennessee and Memphis Conferences were quick to respond. Our wonderful connection of churches through conferences and districts was put into motion.
And many buckets were filled. Tennessee Conference churches prepared 2,850 flood buckets in just two weeks! Hundreds of health kits were put together as well. Additional requested supplies also were donated including box fans, wheelbarrows, shovels, rakes, school kits, and more. The Memphis Conference received a similar outstanding response.
On the final drop-off date, September 11, there were enough buckets and additional requested supplies to fill THREE 18-wheeler semi-trucks – one out of Jackson, one out of Nashville, and one out of Murfreesboro!