First Harvey in Texas, and now Irma in Florida. What can we do to help? The magnitude of these natural disasters seems enormous.
Obviously, the need is huge, but all United Methodists are part of a larger church system set up to render aid in big ways. The most immediate need will be money. Donations of money can be applied quickly to any situation as it arises. Please consider what you can give beyond your regular tithes to the church. All you have to do is make your separate gift to Luminary and mark it for “hurricane relief.” Luminary staff will route it to the right place.
At Luminary, we also will be assembling kits related to site cleanup and general health, packages that victims and recovery teams will need in the coming months. More information on that is coming soon.
We largely will be working through the United Methodist Committee on Relief. Here’s a short video explaining more about that organization in general. Its website is at umcor.org.