Tropical Storm Fred caused catastrophic flooding in western NC, particularly in Haywood, Buncombe, and Transylvania counties. Churches in those counties from the Western NC Conference of The UMC stepped up to begin helping members of their congregations and communities in the initial stages of relief. NC Conference Disaster Ministries contacted the Western NC Conference of The UMC offering our assistance. We created a joint partnership that continues today with the deployment of Early Response Teams, loaning trailers and equipment, and the planned deployment of recovery teams in the future.
Volunteers are needed to help remove debris from both homes and property before the winter months set in. The debris removal will be primarily a heavy lifting effort for those who volunteer.
If your team or church would like to volunteer for 1-3 days in western NC, please contact 888-440-9167 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteers do not have to be ERT certified, and housing is available.
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