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UMs struggle for recovery from Florence’s floods

The Rev. Tyler Daniels spent his Sunday not preaching but rescuing hundreds of people from their flooded homes in and around Leland, North Carolina. “We saved a lot of people’s… Read more

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Volunteering with the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico

How to Get Your Church Involved Eastern PA Conference Disaster Response Coordinator Robert Simcox and the Rev. Russell Atkinson, conference UM Volunteers in Mission Coordinator, organized dual, daylong training events… Read more

Conference, churches rally to recover from recent floods

Donations, volunteers needed for disaster response By John W. Coleman “The Eastern PA Conference is operating in full disaster response phase,” said Disaster Response Coordinator Robert Simcox this week. “We are… Read more

Churches, communities of hope ‘make room for a new future’

By the Rev. Jennifer Freymoyer—On August 15, the Rev. Steve Morton and I traveled to some of the churches and towns most affected by the flooding in our North District. I’ve been in…  Read more

More flood damage prompts appeal for help in North District

By John W. Coleman Disaster struck again in Tremont and surrounding towns in Schuylkill County this week. Rainstorms produced flooding in communities throughout our region that some say is worse… Read more

Connectional team to respond to local flood disaster

BY JOHN W. COLEMAN Leaders of St. John’s UMC in Tremont, Pa., Schuylkill County, are working with Eastern PA conference and district disaster response officials to help their community recover… Read more

Conference responding to Puerto Rico’s disaster recovery needs

Efforts to respond to ongoing critical needs of Puerto Ricans affected by Hurricane Maria’s devastation are revving up on several fronts in the Eastern PA Conference. The Rev. Nick Camacho,… Read more

Register for FEMA’s Hurricane Maria recovery aid by June 18

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has extended until Monday, June 18, the deadline to register for aid for those who suffered losses or damage from hurricanes Maria and Irma,… Read more

Disaster response grows, but Puerto Rico’s recovery is slow

In Puerto Rico the 2018 hurricane season began June 1, with over 11,000 residents still lacking electrical power and an estimated 5,000 or more lives lost from the September 2017… Read more

2 disaster response trainings set for July 14

The Eastern PA Conference’s new Disaster Response ministry team will sponsor two simultaneous training events for UM Volunteers in Ministry (UMVIM) July 14, from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, at… Read more