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Responding to Storms in Mississippi


Last weekend, severe storms and tornadoes hit in Mississippi over the weekend and caused significant damage and loss of life. The most severe damage occurred in the Rolling Fork and Silver City communities. At current count, at least 25 people were killed in the storms.
  • Please do not self-deploy unless asked. Conference Disaster Response Coordinator (CDRC) Scott Burdin has been in touch with disaster response staff in Mississippi and will notify local church ERT teams if Mississippi requests assistance from outside their conference. If you have questions, please contact CDRC Scott Burdin at
  • The best way for you and your church to immediately serve is by giving financially. Support the UMCOR disaster response by donating at or giving to the Missouri Conference Advance Special (7465) Disaster Response via the Special Advance Form (and write “Mississippi” in the memo line) or online portal. Checks can be mailed to Missouri Annual Conference, 3601 Amron Ct., Columbia, MO 65202.