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How to Help Disaster Relief Efforts

August 31, 2017

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is currently working with disaster coordinators and early response teams in Louisiana and Texas to provide relief to the many people whose lives have been impacted by hurricane/tropical storm Harvey. They have been working intently throughout the past several days to effectively respond to the needs of those impacted by the hurricane and the rains that followed. UMCOR has already started to issue recovery grants to the Texas and Rio Texas Annual Conferences, as well as delivering cleaning kits to be distributed to those deprived of basic essentials. 

UMCOR has organized a list of five things United Methodists and anyone else who may feel called to provide assistance, through monetary donation, organizing relief kits, or through raising those impacted by Tropical Storm Harvey in prayer. The downloadable list, and a bulletin insert, can be found here: UMCOR responds to Harvey bulletin Inserts

5 Things You Can Do

1. Please continue to pray for those whose lives have been impacted by hurricane/tropical storm Harvey. Please also pray for the Early Response Teams, disaster coordinators, and many volunteers in The Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist ChurchLouisiana Conference of The United Methodist ChurchRío Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church and Central Texas Conference who are working tirelessly to provide relief after Harvey. 
 
2. Make relief kits,  Here in the Kentucky Conference we are asking churches and individuals to begin assembling relief kits for our brothers and sisters in the areas devastated by hurricane/tropical storm Harvey. Please take your completed kits one of the following locations (listed by district). Please coordinate with the drop-off locations for times that they will be open and ready to accept kits. 

Bluegrass 

Bardstown  116 E. Flaget Ave., Bardstown, KY
Danville Centenary  1441 Perryville Rd., Danville, KY
Frankfort First  211 Washington St, Frankfort, KY 40601
Shelbyville Centenary  429 Main St., Shelbyville, KY
Stoner Creek  3455 Stoner Creek Rd., Elkhorn, KY 42733

 

Heartland 

Brandenburg  215 Broadway, Brandenburg, KY 40009
Elizabethtown Memorial 631 N Miles St., Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Jeffersontown UMC 10219 Taylorsville Rd., Louisville. KY 40299


Kentucky East 

Cannonsburg Trinity  11620 Midland Trail Rd, Ashland, KY 41102
Pikeville First 107 Main St, Pikeville, KY 41501


Lexington

St. Luke  2351 Alumni Dr., Lexington, KY 40517


Northern Kentucky

Immanuel  2551 Dixie Highway, Lakeside Park, KY 41017
 

Owensboro

Henderson First  338 Third St., Henderson, KY 42420
 

Pennyrile

Redemption City UMC 110 East Railroad St., Dawson Springs, KY 42408


South Central

Columbia Trinity  2418 Campbellsville Rd., Columbia, KY 42728
Glasgow First  500 S. Green St, Glasgow, KY 42141
Scottsville First 400 E Main St., Scottsville, KY 42164
Broadway UMC 1323 Melrose Dr., Bowling Green, KY 42104
 

South East Kentucky

Covenant  602 Dorchester Ave., Middlesboro, KY
Grace on the Hill  1632 Cumberland Falls Hwy., Corbin, KY
London First 301 W. Fifth Street, London KY 
Liberty  108 Hustonville Street, Liberty, KY
Monticello 123 E. Michigan Avenue, Monticello, KY 
Somerset First 99 South Central Ave., Somerset, KY


If we receive additional collection sites we will add them to this list

 

3. Partner with UMCOR in responding to the needs of communities and individuals impacted by Hurricane Harvey by making a monetary donation to Advance #901670:

To give by mail:

Advance GCFA
P.O. Box 9068 
New York, NY 10087-9068
Please note in the memo line: Advance 901670


4. Donate only those items requested. 
 
5. Please wait for an invitation to volunteer.

 

 

UMCOR is a Charity Navigator 4-star rated organization.

United Methodist Committee on Relief has received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator,   America's largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities.



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