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UMCOR assists Isaac victims in Louisiana

By Betty Backstrom, United Methodist News Service… MAUREPAS, La.—When the elementary school in Maurepas reopened on Sept. 6, nearly 60 area children showed up for classes. Many of the children live in homes flooded by Hurricane Isaac’s torrential rains that topped the bayous and lakes surrounding this low-lying area of Louisiana a week prior. “When […]

UMC starts response to Hurricane Isaac

United Methodist News Service… In the days after Hurricane Isaac hit the U.S. Gulf Coast in late August, United Methodists in the region deployed trained responders, cared for storm survivors and used church-to-church connections to assess ever-changing needs. Checking on neighbors and mucking out homes were the first priorities in Mississippi, where Wayne Napier, disaster […]

UM relief worker undaunted in getting supplies to Isaac-hit Mississsippi

In a journey that took almost 24 hours, Bill Carr braved lashing rain, unforgiving wind and a tree branch-strewn interstate to deliver a truckload of requested relief supplies to people in hurricane-ravaged Mississippi. Carr, the disaster relief coordinator for the Memphis Conference, made the trip Aug. 29 — while Hurricane Isaac still was pummeling the […]