Current Disaster Response
UMCOR and its partners are responding to disasters in the United States every day. Please join us in prayer for the affected areas and consider giving to UMCOR U.S. Disaster Response to support these efforts. View our “Active Response Map” below and check for live updates on how you can assist beyond financial giving.
Tropical Storm Barry
As Tropical Storm Barry threatens the gulf coast, please join us in prayer for those that have already been affected by heavy rainfall and flooding. UMCOR is in close communication with disaster response coordinators in the region. Emergency Response Teams are standing by and prepared to respond when needed (reminder to all ERT teams to please not self-deploy). As we continue to monitor the progress of the storm and its potential impact, we will share ways in which you can help.
Flooding, Illinois Great Rivers Conference
Assessments are ongoing as areas become accessible. UMCOR is participating in statewide volunteer coordination and is engaged in partnerships including Illinois VOAD. Methodist volunteers are organizing from within the conference.
Flooding, Great Plains Conference
UMCOR is supporting response efforts with a solidarity grant as well as recovery group trainings in cooperation with other partners.
- Assessments are ongoing
- 7 Early Response Teams are completing muck out and debris removal for 112 homes
- Working in Peabody, Mulvane, Douglas, Rose Hill and Augusta
- 750 UMCOR cleanup kits distributed across affected areas
- 3 Early Response Teams are completing muck out of 60 homes in Columbus and Fremont
- Transitioning from relief phase to recovery phase
- Methodists are participating in developing long-term recovery committees
Shooting, Virginia Conference
Following the Virginia Beach shooting, UMCOR continues to provide crisis counseling in partnership with 15 Methodist clergy.
Flooding, Arkansas Conference
UMCOR is supporting response efforts with a solidarity grant. Assessments are continuing in Ft. Smith and volunteers are assisting with muck out, clean up and debris removal as well as distribution of 1,440 clean-up buckets and 1,300 hygiene kits. UMCOR completed “Just in Time” training as well as Early Response Team and Muck Out training across the state. Long-term recovery strategizing and planning is beginning.
Flooding, Missouri Conference
Over 600 relief kits have been distributed. Volunteers are deployed, and muck outs are taking place.
Flooding, Texas Conference
UMCOR is assessing and evaluating needs in the McAllen area.
Flooding, Tornadoes and Storms, Mississippi Conference
UMCOR is supporting the conference though ongoing recovery efforts such as clean-up/repair/reconstruction, volunteer management and case management. Volunteer teams are being accepted.
Tornadoes, West Ohio Conference
UMCOR is supporting response efforts with a solidarity grant. Volunteers are organizing to provide debris removal and clean up. Churches are providing hospitality.
Flooding, Iowa Conference
Assessments are ongoing and UMCOR is supporting the conference through the establishment of Early Response Team “Train the Trainer” courses. The conference is in communication with districts, state VOAD and other partners. They are also accepting volunteers. Contact Catie Newman at email@example.com
Flooding, Dakotas Conference
UMCOR is providing relief assistance on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota through the distribution of relief items and the coordination of debris removal and clean-up projects.