Severe Weather in Three States
Tornadoes over the weekend in
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is in contact with affected annual conferences and is preparing to respond, said US Disaster Response executive Rev. Tom Hazelwood.
Karen Benson, Disaster Response coordinator for the Missouri Annual Conference, reported that the
“We have not found all our pastors,” she said early this morning. “We know several members of one church lost their homes.”
According to early reports, 89 people died in the tornado in
News reports indicated that another person was killed and dozens injured in the tornado that touched down in
In the past seven weeks, UMCOR has sent emergency grants to 11 annual conferences that have been ravaged by tornadoes and severe storms in what has been an active and destructive spring storm season.
The tornadoes over the weekend testify to the ongoing nature of the emergencies. Your assistance is urgently needed. Please give to US Spring Storms, UMCOR Emergency Advance #3021326.