CAll TO ACTION per Director, Ray Crump, of the UMCOR Disaster Warehouse
Due to Hurricane Michael we are in drastic need of the following:
Volunteers to put together and verify cleaning and tornado buckets
Drivers with trucks (3/4 ton or larger) and trailers or box trucks/trailer to make deliveries to disaster areas
Flashlights and batteries
All Contents of tornado and cleaning buckets.
We are located 3220 Building F , Highway 31South, Decatur, Alabama 35603.
If you want to donate but can’t deliver items to Decatur we suggest purchasing items online and having it delivered. Please send a note or e-mail containing what you donated so we can send a thank you and let you know delivery arrived.
Online donations are also accepted thru PayPal.
The southern parts of our country have been under attack with two major storms first Florence and the just this week Michael. Our resources have been stretched and we need help. Please make a donation to help us keep these shelves stocked.
The weather is going to get rough tonight with wind advisories. We have a group of nine people from Georgia arriving and staying for three day. We will be picking up supplies from Jacksonville, Alabama and then back to Decatur.
We are also in need of 8′ furring stripes to hold tarps on roofs. They can be finished or straight from a saw mill. Please contact us if you can help us. Be safe tonight and thanks!
Thankfully the storms were not as bad as predicted. But there were some who received damage and we will serve them as needed. We are adding another bucket to our list.
The tornado bucket was created by our drivers returning from delivering disaster supplies. The drivers came back saying: “They are asking for things the Red Cross and the Salvation Army do not have. Nobody has these thing for distribution.”
We did NOT think anything about this until five (5) weeks later when our drivers returned from another tornado with the same story. We said: “Sit down and tell us what they need.” Here is the list for a 5-gallon Tornado bucket: