Urgent Need for Flood Buckets and Volunteers

Date Posted: 3/24/2016

Over 1000 flood buckets have been delivered so far to accommodate victims of extensive flooding in the Southeast District and North District, and more are urgently needed. “Churches across Texas are stepping up in big ways but we are in desperate need for churches to make more flood buckets to replenish our supply,” shares Rev. Scott Moore. As shown in this television newscast, Rev. Sharon Sabom immediately opened a shelter at FUMC Mauriceville for displaced persons and relief workers, as well as a distribution center for flood buckets. Additionally, the Texas Conference has deployed Early Response Teams and volunteers in several regions but additional volunteer work teams are needed.
What can you do?

  • Rev. Roger Garbs (903-938-6622) is leading the flood bucket effort out of FUMC Marshall
  • Volunteers available to work in Newton or Orange Counties along the Sabine River should contact Rev. Amy Walker at earthangel1231@yahoo  or 409-291-2237
  • Others that want to help with flood buckets or serve on a work team in Kilgore, Marshall, Caddo Lake area can contact Scott Moore at smoore@txcumc.org, understanding that cell and internet coverage might be somewhat intermittent.
 A full story on the flood aftermath and response will be featured in the April 14 Cross Connection, so send information and pictures to acanik@txcumc.org.

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