Volunteers will be needed to help in Hurricane Katrina recovery

To find out how you can help with hurricane cleanup, contact your United Methodist Volunteers in Mission jurisdictional and annual conference coordinators. A list of these coordinators is available on the web at http://web.archive.org/web/20130727153920/http://new.gbgm-umc.org/about/us/mv/mission-teams-umvim/jurisdl-umvimcoords/ or write Mission Volunteers at [email protected] for contact information. They will provide details on creating and training a team as well as scheduling details. For information on what disaster sites are currently scheduling volunteers, call the Volunteer Hotline at 800-918-3100.


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Church Leadership
The Rev. René Lawson. Photo courtesy of the author.

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Disaster Relief
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Disaster Relief
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