There are many ways in which you and your church can be a part of the disaster response effort and help people in the midst of a disaster to know and experience the love of God through your presence and service.
Disasters aren't always what they appear to be on TV. In fact, disaster responders in UMCOR and other organizations sometimes find themselves working against a wave of misconceptions that wash into communities in the wake of an actual disaster.Read this article on UMCORs website: "Disaster Myths--Debunked"
For more information about organizing or joining a mission team contact VIM at 405-530-2032 or RNorman@okumc.org
Developing a Disaster Plan In the event that a disaster strikes your church or community it is important to have a disaster plan in place. The Planning for Disaster document developed by UMCOR will assist your church in making adequate plans and preparations for a disaster.
Following a major disaster recovery work cannot begin before case management has been completed. The case management load often cannot be handled by the professional case managers without volunteer help.
Form VIM Disaster Recovery Teams to do repair and rebuilding of homes destroyed by disaster. During the later phases of a disaster it is necessary to repair and rebuild homes and structures damaged or destroyed by a disaster. VIM Disaster Recovery Teams are needed to perform this work.
Be a part of the Disaster Response effort through your donations Donations to the Oklahoma United Methodist Church for Disaster Response can be made by sending checks payable to Oklahoma Volunteers In Mission. In the memo section write "Disaster Response 9016/335-14." Mail checks to Gene Brantley, Associate Director, Office of Mission, 1501 N.W. 24th St., Oklahoma City, OK 73106
IMPORTANT NOTE for Layette Kits: Bundle the items inside one of the receiving blankets and secure with the diaper pins.