Kentucky United Methodists Respond to Devastation in Haiti
United Methodists have responded generously to the devastation brought to Haiti by an earthquake on January 12. Churches and individuals around the country have donated money and health kits to help the many people who lost everything in the disaster.
As of February 24, the Kentucky Annual Conference had contributed $433,288.54 to the effort. That number is sure to grow as people’s hearts are touched by the plight of our brothers and sisters in Haiti. One hundred percent of money donated...
Health Kits Depart for Sager Brown
“When falling out of a tree, sometimes you just have to let God catch you.” That is how pastor Allen Basinger describes his experience with leading the Kentucky Conference’s gathering, assembling and shipping of approximately 10,000 health kits to the Sager Brown Depot, ultimately to be shipped to Haiti.
With an effort that involved many churches, youth groups and other organizations in all of the districts, the logistics of collecting, storing and transporting was quite...
Ads Bear Fruit for Haiti Relief Effort
After the devastating earthquake in Haiti, Bishop Lindsey Davis had an idea of how to help the victims of the quake. When Hurricane Katrina hit the Louisiana and Mississippi coasts in 2005, the North Georgia Annual Conference (where Bishop Davis was the Episcopal leader at the time) ran ads in their local paper encouraging the people of that area to donate to relief efforts through UMCOR. Bishop Davis decided the same thing would work here in response to the January Haiti earthquake....
Health Kit Collection for Haiti Relief
The response to UMCOR’s call for health kits for Haiti continues to be wonderful! Many churches have already mailed kits to Sager Brown Depot (thank you!). If you are interested in sending your kits on a truck to Sager Brown, please see important information below.
Thank you to Allen Basinger, Elizabethtown District Disaster Response Coordinator, for organizing this effort. Please contact Allen at WBasinger1@aol.com with any questions.
Miles Farm Supply, Owensboro, will furnish...
Sulphur Well Collects Money, Health Kits for Haiti
Sulphur Well United Methodist Church (Columbia District) recently responded to the need in Haiti. A special offering of $500.00 was received one Sunday morning. The following Wednesday night the congregation assisted the youth in preparing personal care kits to be sent to UMCOR. A total of 104 kits were assembled. All items were donated by the congregation and the Wednesday night youth group. Funds were also donated to cover the $1.00 per kit for toothpaste and the postage to mail the boxes. We...
UMCOR Response to Haiti Earthquake - How You Can Help
A magnitude 7.0 earthquake has devastated Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Millions have been affected, and the death toll is expected to be in the thousands. It is unknown how many people are trapped in the city’s collapsed buildings.
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is responding to this disaster. You can help with your prayers and donations of health kits and money.
Health kits provide basic necessities to people who have been forced to leave their homes because of human...