Conference Director of Mission and Advocacy Rev. Matt Lacey has been working with District Superintendents and the Conference Disaster Response Team to compile an initial report of damages and to begin planning the Conference’s response to the storms which traveled through North Alabama on Wednesday, April 27, 2011.
Bishop Will Willimon has already made an appeal to UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) for emergency response funds. The Conference Disaster Response Team has already had a conference call and has planned another call for tomorrow to further compile the list of areas affected by the storms. The team will begin to access needs in those areas and, as the needs are assessed, the team will begin issuing calls for volunteers.
As of 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday night, here are the known storm damages.
Mountain Lakes District
Please continue to report any storm damage to United Methodist Church properties to your District Superintendent by phone. Also, please report any severe storm damage in your area to Rev. Matt Lacey at (205) 202-1879, your District Disaster Response Coordinator or post a comment below.