Ice storms followed by heavy rains caused rivers to flood across much of the southern part of West Virginia. Even before the governor made a disaster declaration United Methodists were mobilized to help.
Dan and Sue Lowther, Conference Disaster Response coordinators worked tirelessly to deliver much-needed cleaning supplies from New Vision Depot. David Stilgenbauer led efforts with Volunteers in Mission to muck out basements that were flooded and local churches still reeling from two weeks of ice storms became shelters and distribution shelters.
There is still much to do.
First, pray for those who have been affected, and for those who are being called to lend assistance. If you are able to assist with cleaning up please contact David Stilgenbauer.
Dan Lowther has asked local churches to assemble flood buckets, as the supply at the Depot has been depleted. For instructions to assemble a flood bucket follow the link below.
If you'd like to make an individual or church financial donation to flood efforts, that would also be greatly appreciated, because financial contributions go a long way to help with flood response and recovery.
You may support our Disaster Response efforts by donating using one of the methods below.
New Vision Depot is in partnership
with UMCOR and WV-VOAD
Follow this link for instructions to make a flood bucket
(UMCOR Cleaning Kit).
Follow this link for instructions to make health kits.
Your financial contributions go a long way to help with flood response and recovery.
SUPPORT FINANCIALLY our Disaster Response efforts by donating using one of the following methods:
- Give through your local church. The church would then send the money along with their church remittance form, earmarked for WV Flood Relief #920. Checks made payable to Conference Treasurer and mailed to PO Box 2469, Charleston, WV 25329.
- Give directly using the link provided below. Any gifts given through this link will not process through the church remittance system and therefore cannot be credited to a specific church or show on their church statement.
Reminder…. any gifts given through this link will not process through the church remittance system and will not be credited to any specific church. Be sure to print your gift confirmation as it will serve as your only tax receipt for your donation.
Our West Virginia Conference ministry work at New Vision Depot continues to grow and become more efficient.
Many visiting teams have worked on our buildings throughout the past year, creating a new production room which is fully functional at the time of this report.
Many groups from around the West Virginia Annual Conference have shared time with us at the Depot helping to assemble or inspect flood buckets, hygiene kits, and school kits.
These groups have also helped us to perform other work on the buildings and infrastructure of New Vision Depot.
A big thank you goes out to all who have assisted in building this much-needed extension of our Disaster Response Ministries with prayers, gifts, and labor. We need you all to help us do what we do.
Revs. Dan & Sue Lowther
WV Conference Disaster Response Coordinators