United Methodists remove trees and debris after storm damage in Tennessee River District

10/29/2019

The parsonage for Adamsville First United Methodist Church in Adamsville is among residences and buildings affected by the storm. (Photos by Elyse Bell)


United Methodists are at work this week removing trees and debris after a storm this past weekend caused damage in Decatur, Hardin and McNairy Counties in Tennessee.

These counties are part of the Tennessee River District of the Memphis Conference of The United Methodist Church.

Frank Hartman, disaster response coordinator for the Tennessee River District and a member of Huntingdon First United Methodist Church (UMC), has been leading  a six-member team to remove trees and debris, according to Elyse Bell, chair of the Memphis Conference Disaster Response Committee.

Working with Hartman are Cecil Brown-Blooming Grove UMC, McKenzie; Pam Harrington-Paris First UMC; Debbie Hartman-Huntingdon First UMC; Richard Lemonds-Blooming Grove UMC, McKenzie; Jim Robertson-Paris First UMC; and Robert Taylor-Huntingdon First UMC.

  • Click HERE to read Oct. 28 story about the widespread storm in the Jackson Sun.
  • Click HERE to view more photos on Facebook page of Rev. Earl Dickerson, pastor of Decaturville First and Parsons First United Methodist Churches.
  • Click HERE to view more photos on Facebook page of Rev. Amanda Hartmann Westmoreland, pastor of Adamsville First and Mt. Vinson United Methodist Churches.
The parsonage for Adamsville First United Methodist Church in Adamsville is among residences and buildings affected by the storm.

HOW TO HELP

To volunteer time, equipment, materials or money to help with cleanup, contact one of the following: The Memphis Conference Disaster Response Ministry works in cooperation with local emergency management agencies.

TO REPORT DAMAGE & NEEDS

To report damage and needs, email disasterresponse@memphis-umc.org.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the Disaster Response Ministry of the Nashville Episcopal Area (Memphis and Tennessee Conferences), click HERE.

~Compiled by Lane Gardner Camp, Memphis Conference Director of Communications