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Oklahoma United Methodist Disaster Response


Volunteers = Help!

Recent Ice Storms in the northwest part of the state have left many families in need of debris clean up.  Ice accumulation up to 1 inch has left many without power, limbs on cars and homes.  If you are able to volunteer to help with the clean up efforts please call 405-802-0904.

There are also ongoing needs for rebuild and repair teams. Work includes hanging insulation and drywall, laying flooring, installing cabinets, roofing, painting... Volunteers of all skill level are needed.  Experienced Project Managers will be onsite with tools and materials needed for each task.  Work sites are located across the state.

1) Please register your team today online using DIRRT (Disaster Information Respond & Recover Tool)

2) If you want to be a Volunteer Site Coordinator to help visit work sites when volunteer teams are on location to help pick up and deliver materials to the work site, ensure teams have bottled water, and work in coordination with the Project Manager to meet any additional team needs please call 405-698-8610.

3) If you are an Individual Volunteer please call 405-802-0904 or email to join an existing team.


  • January 14-16 - Ice Storm in northwest Oklahoma. State of emergency declared for all 77 counties in the state prior to the storm.


If you are interested in housing volunteer teams or handing out disaster kits to affected families please contact our Volunteer Management Coordinator.

Please make a DONATION to help all those in need.


If you are experiencing emotional distress related to a disaster help is availalbe.  The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration provides crisis counseling and support.  This helpline will put you on the path to recovery.  Call 800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746.  You can find more information on their website.

Flood insurance is available to residential homeowners/renters and commercial owners/renters.  Insurance subsidies and discounts are availalbe for communities with high flood protection standards.  Apply online with the National Flood Insurance Program offered through FEMA.

If you are able to begin the clean up process in your home or business and would like to learn how please watch these very important videos from North Dakota State University BEFORE you begin cleanup.  If you need a cleaning bucket please request one via email from OKUMC-DR.

If you are going to hire a contractor to assist with your recovery needs check them out with the Oklahoma Insurance Commission / 800-522-0071 anti-fraud division first.  For information on how to avoid scams and fraud please read the OK Attorney General Tips or read the FEMA Fraud News Release.

Insurance information following a disaster can be obtained from the Oklahoma Insurance Department.

For water well safety and septic system inspections please contact Department of Environmental Quality "DEQ" Richard McDaniel at 405-388-3763.

Contact your local county Emergency Manager before, during or after a disaster.

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