Responding after 2017’s Hurricanes Harvey & Irma
Help those most affected by the floods created by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma by donating to the UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) United States Disaster Response Fund (#901670).
From United Methodist News Service:
- "Texas bishop assures church after hurricane"
Watch video of a Sunday sermon after the storm and Bishop Scott Jones touring flooded areas.
- "Churches shelter many as Harvey damage spreads" - Read how United Methodist churches are ministering to those in need.
- "Enlisting tech, boats for Houston rescue efforts" - Read how members of Chapelwood United Methodist Church created an app to help dispatch boats to those stranded by Harvey flooding.
From the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR):
- Donate to UMCOR's US Disaster Response Fund.
Houston churches go flat out with flood relief
Bishop expresses pride but also tells volunteers to pace themselves and ʽfind time for Sabbath.’ Read More
Churches outside Florida feel effects of Irma
From Georgia and the Carolinas to islands in the Caribbean, United Methodists and Methodists are among those dealing with the hurricane and tropical storm. Read More
Churches helping one bucket at a time
United Methodists rally to help survivors of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma cleanup. Read More
Waiting to assess impact of Hurricane Irma
As Hurricane Irma continued its meandering path from the Caribbean to the Southeastern U.S., United Methodists provided shelter and prepared for relief work. Read More
Harvey survivors mindful of those in Irma’s path
United Methodists in southeast Texas continue to face big challenges from ruinous floods. Read More
United Methodists prepare for Irma to hit U.S.
From Florida to the Carolinas, conferences and churches in the hurricane’s projected path are taking precautions. Read More
‘God moments’ spur pastor’s Harvey relief efforts
The Rev. Scott Moore of the Texas Conference recounts how obstacles that seemed insurmountable vanished in a series of events he says were beyond coincidence. Read More
Texas bishop assures church after hurricane
Bishop Scott Jones greeted worshipers with thanks and a strong message of support after Harvey devastated the area. "We're committed to being the hands and feet of Christ." View
A Personal Call: United Methodist Early Response Team
As many reel from Hurricane Irma, a Louisiana responder describes serving others after disaster hits. “I can’t stop it now, but I can come along beside people.” View
Enlisting tech, boats for Houston rescue efforts
Members of Chapelwood United Methodist Church created an app to help dispatch boats, including the “Chapelwood Navy,” to those stranded by Harvey flooding. Read More
Floods force pastor, flock to higher ground
Drama unfolds at small-town United Methodist church as southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana grapple with effects of Harvey Read More
Churches shelter many as Harvey damage spreads
Beyond Houston, communities and United Methodist churches cope with flooding and displacement from lingering tropical storm. Read More
Top four worst, and best, ways to help after a disaster
When storms strike, what are the best ways to support those in the path? United Methodist programs make your donations and volunteering have more impact. More
United Methodists: UMCOR’s “Feet on the Ground”
A leader with the United Methodist disaster response agency describes how church volunteers mobilize ahead of storms and other natural disasters. View
Offer Support After Storms: Create Cleaning Buckets
Looking for a way to show support to storm survivors? Video shows easy steps to fill a bucket with the most helpful supplies for clean up after a disaster. View
Commentary: 5 Harvey things you don’t expect
The Rev. Eric Huffman, who is leading a new United Methodist church in Houston, reflects on what he’s learning from his first hurricane. Read More
Churches pitch in as Harvey crisis continues
Relief officials prepare for long-term response in Houston and other parts of south Texas. Read More
Harvey floods hit Houston churches
Bishop calls damage ʽcatastrophic’ as the hurricane that became a lingering tropical storm continues to wreak havoc. Read More