Disaster Response Updates
UMCOR Contributions Helps Mississippi Tornado Victim
Submitted by Chris Adams, Hattiesburg District disaster coordinator
Photos above: The first photo, left, shows the job site when the Memphis team arrived. The middle photo was taken six days after the Memphis team left. The photo far right shows Mattie McDonald's completed home thanks to those contributing to United Methodist disaster recovery.
Life finally returned to normal for one resident of Hattiesburg, Mississippi who lost her home to the February 10, 2013 tornado. On Thursday, June 25, 2014 Mattie McDonald was handed the keys to her new home. United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) teams from the Memphis, Tennessee and Ohio annual conferences were instrumental in completing this home.
A Loaves and Fishes Account After Disaster
Nearly four months following the tornado that ripped through the city of Louisville, Mississippi, Kathy Humphries of Louisville First United Methodist Church is recalling the early hours after the storm when she helped feed some of the victims. The twister touched down on April 28, 2014 leaving Humphries with what she calls a loaves and fishes story. Click here to listen to her account.
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