Memphis Conference responds with supplies to help survivors of Hurricanes Florence and Michael

10/29/2018

Memphis Conference United Methodists donated cleaning kits, hygiene kits, box fans, tarps, extension cords, rakes and shovels. Volunteers worked Saturday, Oct. 27, in Jackson, Tennessee, to receive deliveries and shrink wrap pallets of supplies for transport to hurricane-affected areas. (Photo by Elyse Bell)


Disaster relief supplies from all four districts of the Memphis Conference of The United Methodist Church made their way to Jackson, Tennessee, on Saturday, Oct. 27, to be consolidated and loaded for truck transport to areas affected by Hurricanes Florence and Michael.

Elyse Bell, Memphis Conference director of missional engagement AND chair of the Memphis Conference Disaster Response Committee, reported ten volunteers from across the conference helped pack and load 548 cleaning kits and more than 1,000 hygiene kits, box fans, tarps, extension cords, rakes and shovels.

“A great response” is what Bell called the 19 pallets of supplies set to be picked up by Sundown Express from Forty West Designs Terminal in Jackson on Monday, Oct. 29.

CLICK HERE to read more about the collection of supplies and other ways to continue to be in ministry to survivors of recent storms affecting the Southeastern United States.