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Responding to Tornadoes in Arkansas


On Friday, March 31, severe storms and tornadoes hit in the Little Rock, Arkansas, area and caused significant damage and loss of life. The most severe damage occurred in the Jacksonville, Little Rock, North Little Rock, Sherwood, and Wynne communities. At current count, at least 32 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 Arkansas and will notify local church ERT teams if Arkansas 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. We invite you to give directly to the Arkansas Conference via this link. Additionally, you can 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.