Helping with NE Iowa flooding

Helping with NE Iowa flooding

August 29, 2016

On August 24, 2016 more than 8 inches of rain fell in Northeast Iowa. The Upper Iowa and Turkey Rivers have all flooded.  Causing evacuations of homes, businesses, schools and campgrounds. 
 
The Governor of Iowa has made a Disaster Proclamation for 6 counties in Northeast Iowa.    The Hardest hit appears to be Winneshiek, Chickasaw, Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette and Howard counties and many, many rural acres.
 
On Saturday we delivered we delivered 144 Clean-Up Buckets and other supplies to Pastor Kevin Smith in Lansing.  He has been working to get them distributed to needed areas.  A Huge Thanks to Pastor Keith Pitts, Pastor Jill Mack and Jim Davies for working with transporting cleaning buckets.
 
We Need Your Help!!
 
Please Pray for all of the people and communities affected by these storms.  It is in prayer that we unleash God’s power for one another.
 
Volunteers will be needed in the next days and weeks to come, when we have details about where help is needed we will let you know.  OR Contact Catie and John Newman for arrangements 712-899-4067 or disaster.response@iaumc.org
 
Financial Donations can be given thru the Iowa Annual Conference Advance #223
 
Make Cleaning Buckets
 
A Cleaning Bucket is a 5-Gallon Bucket with a lid, filled with cleaning supplies, including: Liquid laundry soap, dish soap, insect repellant, scrub brush, cleaning wipes, liquid household cleaner, scouring pads, clothesline, dustmasks, gloves, clothespins and sponges.  To see instructions for assembling a kit and for more detailed information go to , www.umcor.org.    
 
Cleaning Buckets can be delivered to any of the three IAUMC Camps Pictured Rocks, Wesley Woods or Camp Okoboji…or Contact the District Disaster Response Coordinator in your District to find the nearest Location and arrange for Drop-off.
 
District Disaster Response Coordinators   (DDRC)
Southwest – Vicki Wedemeyer-Shriver,
712-249-6703, swidumcdrc@gmail.com
North Central – Paul Evans,
712-490-9693, gumcpastor@q.com
Central – Julie Wehner
515-201-8183, revjules@msn.com
South Central – Sharoll and Hal Edmundson,
641-673-4669, sharolledmundson@yahoo.com
East Central – Keith Pitts,
319-361-4255, pastorkeithp@gmail.com
Northeast – Contact the District Office, 319-268-7502,
Or Dennis Rippentrop, Charles City, IA 641-330-4083
Southeast – Arden and Karen Hughes,
319-621-3872, akhughs@gmail.com
Northwest – Jena or Kirk Manchester,
712-840-1834, jena.manchester@iaumc.net
 
Please call in advance and set a time to deliver your Cleaning Buckets, to insure that someone will be available to help you.
 
Be Prepared 
 
The National Weather Service advises that this year is forecasted to have many severe weather “events”.  Take some time to make a plan, and create a safe space for your household.  Resources are available to help.
 
Blessings
 
Catie and John Newman
IAUMC Disaster Response Coordinators
Disaster.response@iaumc.org
712-899-4067  phone or text