Flood relief ongoing in Eastern PA


Contact our Disaster Response Coordinators if you can help

We in the West Virginia Conference know what flood disasters are like…and our neighbors in Pennsylvania need some help!

The Schuylkill County area of Pennsylvania recently experienced its second bout of flooding in a month. Pennsylvania VOAD is organizing crisis clean-up on 250 homes in Eastern PA. Eastern PA Disaster Response Coordinator Bob Simcox says that the United Methodist response is focused on 20 homes in the area around Tremont, Pine Grove, and Port Carbon. Bob is requesting both Early Response Teams and Long Term Recovery teams from around the Northeast Jurisdiction to help with the response beginning immediately.

St. John UMC in Tremont, PA will be the host site and are allowing use of their kitchen for incoming teams.

Those who can help should contact Dan or Sue Lowther at (304) 253-9038 if they plan to mobilize. Onsite Coordinator Suzanne Schach can be reached at jsb@epix.net or (570) 294-3748.