Even as Dorian continues to spin its way up the eastern coast of the United States, images from the storm devastated Bahamas continue to pour in.  It’s at times like these that we need to remember that we should pray like it depends on God, and work like it depends on us!  In that spirit, we are asking everyone to join us in doing our part in the relief effort. 

The SE District of the Florida United Methodist Conference is partnering with Christ Church and Food for the Poor, an agency located in Coconut Creek that has quick access to the islands, in order to get canned goods and diapers there as soon as possible. Drop off locations are both Miami Lakes UMC and Christ Church UM in Ft. Lauderdale. There is an immediate need for canned goods and diapers, which can be brought here to Cason and will sent to a central collection point.  The truth is, in the coming months we will be collecting many more items, so please check back here often for an updated list of needed supplies.
 
Bishop Ken Carter shared the following thoughts:
 
We encourage our people to receive an offering for UMCOR, the United Methodist Committee on Relief, in the midst of Hurricane Dorian and its aftermath. The Florida Conference has been the beneficiary of gifts as we have recovered from storms, and we encourage generous and sacrificial giving in the days ahead. We will communicate with you and stay in touch in the days ahead. We trust that God will supply all of our needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4. 19).  
 
UMCOR provides humanitarian relief and disaster response to people in more than 80 countries, including the United States. After flood waters have receded, wounds have been tended, basic needs met, and the world’s attention has faded, The United Methodist Church continues to be present by providing ongoing assistance. If you’d like to make a donation to UMCOR for Hurricane Dorian Relief, you can do so below.
 
You can also text GIVING to 561.903.2276, follow the instructions to register, and then select Bahama Relief Fund from the list.