Flooding in upstate New York from Hurricane Irene. Photo courtesy www.inhabitat.com.
ERT TEAMS INVITED TO UPPER NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY AREAS DUE TO HURRICANE IRENE
Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!
The Northeastern Jurisdiction is currently requesting trained and equipped ERT teams for the Greater NJ and Upper NY conferences. This is your official invitational to come and serve those affected by flooding following Hurricane Irene. You will be working on mudout and debris removal and possibly sanitizing in some areas.
Thank you in advance for your willingness to serve.
GREATER NJ - contact:
CJ Caufield Camp CoordinatorDelanco Camp191 Powell Place Road Tabernacle, NJ 08088-9749
UPPER NEW YORK - Middleburgh, Schoharie areas
Blessings, Greg Forrester, UMVIM NEJ Coord.
NEWS FROM THE NEJ: TEAMS NEEDED IN NORTHCENTRAL JURISDICTION (NEJ) FOR FLOOD RECOVERY
TEAMS NEEDED IN THE NORTHWEST DISTRICT
FROM: Catie and John Newman, NW Dist. Disaster Response Coords. 712-899-4067 or 712-874-3247
We are ready for teams who wish to help with flood and flood related clean-up. The water is going down, slowly but surely..... what is left is a slimy, sticky, smelly, dirty mess. The debris piles are overwhelming. At this time in the Northwest District we need teams (one day or longer) who are able to help with sand bag removal and tree cutting and removal. This work will be in and around the greater Sioux City, Iowa area. As we get into the areas where waters have receded we need first to remove the fallen trees (and there are many, many of them), debris that has accumulated and to get rid of the sandbags. This will be heavy, strenuous work. Please bring gloves and protective clothing and a pick-up truck or low trailer.
In the weeks to come we will be needing teams to help clean-out basements and help with the first steps toward drying-out. Set your dates for after September 10, 2011. Housing is available in the traditional UMVIM style (church floors). Meals and showers will be available.Contact Pastor Catie or John Newman to schedule your team, (Please, teams only at this time) 712-874-3247 or 712-899-4067 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Two Distribution Centers have been created so that Clean-Up Buckets and cleaning supplies can be ready when needed. If you have been collecting Clean-Up Buckets and flood clean up supplies we are ready to receive them. Items that will be especially needed at first will be: bleach, rubber gloves, Ty-Vek suits, face masks, shovels, heavy-duty trash bags, utility knives and cleaning supplies including clean-up buckets.
Two locations are receiving Donations:
Grace UMC 1735 Morningside Ave Sioux City, Iowa 51106 712-276-3452
Mon thru Thur 8:00am - noon, 1:00 -4:00 pm and Fri 8:00 am - noon
Salix City Hall/Fire Dept 317 Tipton Salix, Iowa 51052 712-946-5645
Mon thru Fri 8:00 am to 4:40pm