Spring Storms Updates
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, was devastatingly hit by a mile-wide, swirling tornado on April 27, 2011, after some 200 tornadoes had already plummeted through eight southern states just days before. News reports said the outbreak was considered the deadliest in US history. It battered the south, leaving a swath of destruction that killed nearly 300 people in six states, flattened homes and businesses, and caused billions of dollars of damage. Alabama was the hardest-hit state, with an estimated 213 deaths.
UMCOR has responded with 12 emergency grants to assist affected annual conferences with relief and recovery efforts. Six of the affected conferences requested immediate disaster preparedness training that includes spiritual and emotional care of survivors.
Learn more about spring storms 2011 and volunteer efforts to help
You Can Help Storm Survivors
• Collect a special offering, as US disaster funds are running very low.
• Assemble Cleaning Buckets to help people begin the overwhelming job of cleaning up.
• Give to US Spring Storms 2011 Advance #3021326, to purchase