As UMCOR and local responders evaluate damage and need we can be preparing to respond with VIM (volunteers in mission) teams. We do not have to wait to identify people within our congregations and beyond that may have an interest in being part of recovery efforts here in PA and in our neighboring conferences. A direct email list is being compiled to send information out as soon as we have invitations into areas of need.
If you would like to be on this list please fill out the form below. You will be contacted by Curt Knouse, Director of Volunteers in Mission and Outreach.
You can also monitor happenings on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SusquehannaConferenceUmcVolunteersInMission
Susquehanna Xpress: Disaster Response Update with Rev. Larry Siikanen
Brittany talks with Rev. Larry Siikanen about the on-going recovery efforts from the 2011 flooding.
2012 Shamokin Update
Rev. Larry Siikanen provides an update from the Shamokin area on the recovery efforts from the 2011 flooding.
Have you ever experienced feelings of loneliness, depression, isolation and hopelessness? Have you ever had your life disrupted by a natural disaster? If you have, then you can identify with the people of New York and New Jersey. In the wake of one of the worst natural disasters the Northeast has ever experienced, you can bring hope to the hopeless.
If you are a youth between the ages of 14 to 18, the Young People’s Ministry Council would like to personally invite you to join us this summer as we become the hands and feet of Jesus by sending two teams on a weeklong mission trip to help in the recovery effort to those affected by Hurricane Sandy.
June 16-22, 2013 - NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
July 14-20, 2013 - Maximum 40 youth/week (We will be staying at Nichols UMC in Trumbull, CT which is just outside Bridgeport. The city of Bridgeport has great need and we expect to work providing home repairs and small construction projects to elderly and handicapped individuals. This area was also hard hit by Sandy and we anticipate that we will be providing assistance to folks who sustained damage in the storm as well. The Camp Director Darlene Thomas this program is from Shiremanstown UMC in Conference. We are partnering with the Northeast UM ARMY)
For more information and to Apply CLICK HERE
From Susquehanna Conference Disaster Response:
We URGENTLY need more volunteers to help with recovery efforts from the floods of 2011.
It is estimated that in the next 3-5 years there are 3,000-5,000 homes in north-east, north-central and central Pennsylvania that will need help.
Work includes mucking out, restoration and rebuilding.
Individuals and teams are welcome. Accommodations are available.
Whether you have a day, a weekend, or a week, we can find a place for you to help.