Tornado Relief Update (5/1/11)

via the Conference Website:

Southwest District invites volunteers to help in Disaster Response

The destruction caused by the recent tornados have left many asking what they can do to help. There is catastrophic damage across every district of our conference, and, if you are in an area that escaped major issues, I hope that you and your congregation are praying about how you can help. Because of the nature of the storms and the path they take, there may be opportunity for you to make a difference within a few blocks of your church.
However, if you have a team of volunteers and wish to come to the Southwest District (Tuscaloosa, Ralph, Jasper, Reform, and the many other areas of the district that were severely hit), please contact Rev. Nancy Cole  or (205) 399-1994. We have sleeping (at a local church), shower, and feeding facilities to accommodate volunteer teams.
Also, if you have completed the ERT training, please follow this link  to volunteer to participate in one if the ERT teams that Rev. Matt Lacey will be deploying into the hardest hit areas of the conference.
Individually, the situation is overwhelming. Connected to one another in mission and ministry, we can accomplish great things.

Disaster Response Needs in the Southwest District: Tarps, UMCOR health kits, First Aid kits, non-perishable food items, diapers, bottle water, gas-powered generators.
Rev. Dr. William B. BrunsonSuperintendent of the
Southwest District of the
North Alabama Conference of
The United Methodist Church