STORMS IN CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN USA
Yesterday, Sunday April 27, 2014, several tornadoes ripped through seven states, including Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, and Louisiana. According to reports, over 30 tornadoes occurred and caused severe damage in Arkansas and Oklahoma.
FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) has reported that so far 19 people have died and 53,000 people remain without power and there have been about a dozen homes destroyed.
Greg Forrester, of UMCOR, has asked that UMVIM volunteers and their local churches repond through prayers and by giving donations to UMCOR U.S. Disaster Response Advance #901670, and by providing UMCOR with relief supplies, especially health kits. You can find what items are needed to make a health kit and how to send them to the UMCOR Depots in Salt Lake City, Utah and Sager Brown in Louisiana at umcor.org.
Please also contact your UMVIM Conference Coordinator and this website to get the latest updates. Please do not self-deploy to these affected areas. When the areas affected are ready to receive volunteers, UMVIM WJ will inform your UMVIM Conference Coordinators.
Thank you so much for your prayers!
-UMVIM WJ Office