THREE WAYS TO HELP
- Donate Money
Your United Methodist Church is already at work in Haiti and is assessing needs in other places hit by Hurricane Matthew, including Florida. Money given to UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) is one of the best ways to respond now. 100% of what is given through this fund goes directly to the areas impacted. The overhead is paid through other giving.
Give here: www.st.lukes.org/give
Read more here: Click to read how UMCOR responded rapidly, thanks to your gifts.
- Volunteer at Clean the World to aid Haiti
United Nations officials described Hurricane Matthew as the worst humanitarian crisis to hit Haiti since the 2010 earthquake. Hurricane Matthew pummeled towns and farmland, toppled trees and power lines, and left tens of thousands without electricity. Waterborne illnesses spread in standing water. So in the coming days and weeks, personal hygiene will be the number one defense against sickness. Please volunteer at the Orlando warehouse (just drop in – no registration needed) as they pack thousands of soap bars and prepare them for shipment to Haiti. (Minimum age to volunteer is 8 years old)
WHEN: Monday through Friday, October 10 through October 14
HOURS: 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
WHERE: 400 Pittman Street, Orlando, FL 32801
Contact Gabi Norris, Clean the World Volunteer Coordinator, directly with any questions 727.439.1566.
- Be a part of a Disaster Recovery Team
Teams are going out as early as Sunday to help put tarps on roofs or muck out flooded houses. Call 855-CAT-FUMC (855.228.3862) if you want to join other teams. If we get enough interest, we can put together a whole team from St. Luke’s. If you would like to get on that list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check this web link for up to date information from the Florida Conference Disaster Recovery Office. www.flumc.org/DisasterRecovery