Cleaning buckets help in the recovery after a flood or hurricane. Photo, courtesy, umcor.org.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED IN CHILE
Chile is ready to begin accepting teams following February's 8.8 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami. Specific needs are listed below. For more information, and to schedule your team, contact Denise Soto, UMVIM coordinator for Chile, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Santiago: Four teams needed. Three churches need repair. Methodist Church of Parral: Three teams needed.Methodist Church of Linares: Many teams are needed to rebuild the parsonage and the sanctuary.Methodist Church of Penco: Four teams needed. This church needs to rebuild a wall around the Parsonage that was washed away by the tsunami.Second Methodist Church of Temuco: Three teams needed.
UMCOR IN TENNESSEE
After torrential rains and flooding stormed through Tennessee at the start of this month, UMCOR Sager Brown shipped more than 10,000 cleaning buckets to four distribution sites in "The Volunteer State."
The spring storm season already has affected a fistful of states in the US South. Tornadoes in Arkansas and Louisiana and the record-setting rains in Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi and Georgia have taken lives and wreaked havoc on communities. Tornadoes tore through Oklahoma on Monday, May 10, and reportedly left five dead and 58 wounded. They also caused damage in Arkansas, Kansas and Missouri. Severe weather warnings remained in effect for Tuesday and Wednesday, May 11 and 12.