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Newsletter 2-23-18

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Oklahoma Disaster Recovery can See the Light

RECOVERY POSSIBLE

There is light at the end of the tunnel.  We are down to the last 83 home repair projects from the 2015 spring storms.  We are calling on all volunteer teams and host sites to help make this a reality!

With a complete recovery in view we are asking everyone to help make the push needed for all the disaster survivors to realize the hope they have been holding on to for 3 years.  We can do this, but only with your continued help!  Our staff will arrange for your lodging, deliver materials and provide oversight on the task to be accomplished.  You can register online at www.okumc-dr.org/volunteer or contact us at volunteer@okumc-dr.org for more information.

FUNDING FORWARD

The Oklahoma United Methodist Disaster Response ministry has funding through July 2018.  We need your help in ensuring Oklahoma disaster survivors in Oklahoma have their home repair needs met by funding this ministry well into the future.

Since May 2013 this ministry has generated:

            $2,310,8476.35 in volunteer labor value

                        Through 107,813 volunteer hours of work

                                    From 5,806 volunteers

           Coming from 34 different states

                Completing over 640 home repair projects

                                   (not exhaustive totals)

HOST SITE RECOGNITION

There are many things that go into disaster work.  One of those is a church, campsite, or other housing facility opening their arms to receive a volunteer team working in their area.  We have had 253 teams come from 34 states work in 47 counties in Oklahoma since 2013.  That is only made possible when hosts provide overnight lodging.  Disaster work is a team effort in every way!

Sunny Lane UMC, Del City

St Paul UMC, Shawnee

First UMC, OKC

First UMC, Sulphur

VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION

Hiawatha UMC, KS

OU Wesley Foundation Seed Sowers Class, OK

NCCC AmeriCorps Earth 4

NOMADS