Disaster Response UMCOR St Andrew UMC Florissant MO

St. Andrew Responds to Hurricane Harvey

Youth Ministry Response

We need you to act quickly! The St. Andrew Trailer will be used to help people in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

WHAT YOU CAN DO! (Donate Products – Monday – Wednesday)
Have you been wanting to help with Hurricane Harvey relief, but not sure what to do? We have a way you can help, but you have to act fast! An organization called Shower to the People is headed to Houston this week.

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 (Help Load and Sort Donations 4:30 pm)
Also, we could use some help at 4:30 pm on Wednesday (the 6th) to load all the collected items into the trailer.

Thursday, September 7th, 2017 (Trailer will depart at 5:00 pm for Houston, TX)

HOW WILL YOUR DONATION OF HYGIENE PRODUCTS BE USED?
Shower to the People provides mobile shower units where needed. The group is run by a local St. Louisan. (He actually was our local Cokesbury rep before starting this organization.) Shower to the People has asked to use the youth group trailer to haul personal hygiene items to Houston to be distributed.

DONATION BINS FAMILY LIFE CENTER ENTRANCE
They are picking our trailer up at 5:00 pm on Wednesday. We will be collecting donations in the mission bins at the entrance to the FLC. Look for the Hurricane Harvey signs. All donations must be placed there before 5:00 pm on Wednesday (Sept. 6th). Below is the list of items that they are accepting.

WHAT IS NEEDED?
Shampoo
Body Wash
Soap
Toothbrushes
Toothpaste
Deodorant
Bug Spray

Thank you so much for your help!
St. Andrew IGNITE Youth Ministries

UMCOR Responds to Harvey –  St. Andrew UMC 

St. Andrew United Methodist Church – Florissant, MO has added Hurricane HARVEY RELIEF RESPONSE to our secure Vanco giving and donation site.UMCOR is currently working with disaster coordinators and early response teams in Louisiana and Texas to provide relief to the many people whose lives have been impacted by hurricane/tropical storm Harvey.  

HURRICANE HARVEY RESPONSE
St. Andrew UMC and  the Missouri Conference UMC

1.  PRAY. Pray for the people of flood-infected areas, for the lives lost, and for first responders.  See St. Andrew Prayer Page and at to the chain.

Search Discipleship Ministries for worship resources during times of natural disaster, including this Communion liturgy appropriate for those celebrating communion.

2.  GIVE NOW AND DONATE
All donation through St. Andrew will be given to UMCOR

Give Now St. Andrew Give Now St. Andrew
Hurricane Harvey Advance #901670:

3. PRAY. Pray for the people of flood-infected areas, for the lives lost, and for first responders. Search Discipleship Ministries for worship resources during times of natural disaster, including this Communion liturgy appropriate for those celebrating communion.
 
4,  CLEANING AND HYGIENE KITS. Amy Fuselier, Director of Relief Supplies at UMCOR has invited United Methodists to prepare hygiene kits and cleaning buckets. Missouri currently has approximately 500 cleaning buckets that will be diverted to needed areas of the country when UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) calls. Help replenish our stock to enable swift response for this and future disasters. Visit UMCOR to learn how to make a cleaning kit ($65 value) or a hygiene kit ($12 value) and drop off completed kits at one of the regional sites in the next 30-60 days during normal business hours to replenish current inventory (call in advance for drop off specifics):

5.  CLEANING AND HYGIENE KITS. Amy Fuselier, Director of Relief Supplies at UMCOR has invited United Methodists to prepare hygiene kits and cleaning buckets. Missouri currently has approximately 500 cleaning buckets that will be diverted to needed areas of the country when UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) calls. Help replenish our stock to enable swift response for this and future disasters. Visit UMCOR to learn how to make a cleaning kit ($65 value) or a hygiene kit ($12 value) and drop off completed kits at one of the regional sites in the next 30-60 days during normal business hours to replenish current inventory (call in advance for drop off specifics):

6.  GIVE.
 Visit UMCOR.org for monies to be disbursed throughout the United States for disaster relief (US Disaster Response, Advance #901670). Consider giving a number of cleaning buckets ($65 each). Or, visit Missouri Disaster Response and click on the DONATE button. For paper giving, make checks payable

to:

Missouri Annual Conference (memo: Disaster Response) and mail to Missouri Annual Conference, 3601 Amron Ct. Columbia, MO 65202.
 
7.  HELP. As emergency responders and communities respond to the storm, the best way to help is through financial contributions. Please do not attempt to send clothing or other resources

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this point as they will only get in the way of relief efforts. If you are ERT-certified and you wish to volunteer, visit: https://riotexas.org/harvey#response. If you are