Glorymar Rivera Báez, Executive Director at Rehace, Inc. shared that they have requested a solidarity grant from GBGM and hoping to assess once the storm has passed.
"There are a lot of flooded areas, mudslides, and landslides with over 2,300 refugees and counting," said Rivera Báez. "More heavy rains is expected today and tomorrow. It has been reported that flooded areas and the amount of rain in some municipalities has been bigger than [what was experienced during] Hurricane Maria."
Congregations are asked to focus on the following mission and service efforts:
- PRAY. Pray for the people of affected areas and first responders and agencies managing damage assessment. Search Discipleship Ministries for worship resources during times of natural disaster, including this Communion liturgy appropriate for those celebrating communion.
- GIVE. Visit Rehace’s Donor Page or Missouri Disaster Response Online Giving or UMCOR US Disaster Response and Recovery. For paper giving, make checks payable to: Missouri Annual Conference (memo: Puerto Rico) and mail to Missouri Annual Conference, 3601 Amron Ct. Columbia, MO 65202.
- LEARN. Visit Missouri Annual Conference’s communication platforms to be informed of immediate needs: www.facebook.com/umcdisaster.