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MINISTRY PARTNERS

Disaster Relief

Program Description:
After the storms of 2011, FUMC has seen the devastation that nature can bring to a community. As a result of this lesson, our congregation has taken a special interest in helping those who have been afflicted by storms through physical service and spiritual recovery. Our goal is to help those in our community affected by storms, as well as areas regionally, nationally, and across the world.

Volunteer Opportunities:    

  • Various Work Trips

UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief)

DISASTER RESPONSE WAREHOUSE Rev. Ray Crump, Director

Program Description:
The North Alabama Conference has an ongoing warehouse open for disaster response supplies in Decatur.  Call ahead (256-341-9961) to volunteer at this family-friendly place. Location:  3220 Hwy 31 South, Building F, Decatur, AL 35603.  Directions are on the website at www.UMDisasterwarehouse.com.

Volunteer Opportunities:   
Volunteer to assemble buckets at Decatur Disaster Response Warehouse.  Sign up either by contacting HFUMC GO Team Disaster Relief liaison Marti Stone at 256-651-5989 or monroestone@aol.com or by calling or e-mailing the Warehouse Director: RayLCr@aol.com.

UPPER SAND MOUNTAIN PARISH

Program Description:
Tayna Rains, Director, usmp@farmerstel.com.
PO Box 267, 24474 Al Hwy 75, Sylvania, AL  35988, (256) 638-2126.  This cooperative Parish of eight United Methodist churches has Emergency Services and Family Care Programs that serve 5,000 families each year.  USMP provides food, utilities, medical costs and medicines and more to those in need.  Long-term tornado relief services are ongoing through USMP.  Tayna Rains and others shared USMP’s mission at our 2012 Global Impact Celebration (GIC).

Volunteer Opportunities:   

  • Donate clothes, household items, construction materials, non-perishable food items.  Check out the website or call for details on items needed.  
  • Volunteer to participate in Huntsville First’s ongoing same-day mission trips to the Henagar/Sand Mountain area to aid tornado victims with construction and other support projects.  Contact Huntsville FUMC GO Team Disaster Relief liaison Marti Stone at 256-651-5989 or monroestone@aol.com.

Appalachia Service Project (ASP)


Harvest Youth Club


Servants in Faith and Technology (SIFAT)


Service Over Self (S.O.S)


Society of St. Andrew