May – June 2017 Newsletter

On Sunday night, April 30, 2017, twenty-six tornados tore through middle Mississippi leaving 600 homes damaged, leveling one hundred of them. On Wednesday afternoon, the Conference Disaster Coordinator for the Mississipi Annual Conference  called the Warehouse requesting relief supplies. Thursday morning at 6:45 a.m. saw volunteers arriving at the Disaster Warehouse with pick-up trucks and trailers. The first trailer was loaded and out the door by 9:45 a.m. heading for Mississippi. Three more trailers left before 10:45 a.m. that day.

The trucks and trailers carried 569 Tornado Buckets, 30 rolls of 100-foot tarps, around 440 smaller tarps, along with hammers, roofing nails, nailing strips, and a trailer load of boxes for packing salvageable items to be distributed by the local United Methodists.  You sent four trailor loads!  Thanks everyone!

Prior to the April 30 storms, the shelves of the Warehouse had been filled with 677 Tornado Buckets put together by volunteers. With the shipment to Mississippi that  week, we were left with 77 tornado buckets in the warehouse. Please help replenish these supplies.  It seems like every week there is bad weather somewhere in our area, but no one knows where the next disaster will occur. Your help is needed!

Financial donations for supplies can be mailed to the U.M. Disaster Relief Warehouse, P.O.  Box 1133, Decatur, AL 35602, or call us at 256-341-9961and come see all that is going on!   You will be glad you came!

Methodist missionaries have already requested “way more” Christmas shoe boxes this year than last year.  Do you have your Shoe boxes?