Hurricane Harvey Relief

How You Can Help

There are a number of ways you can help with the relief effort for the people impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

Pray:

Pray for the people directly affected, and also for the people helping those who are directly affected.

Give financially:

UMCOR – UMCOR (the United Methodist Committee on Relief) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to alleviating human suffering around the globe. UMCOR’s work includes programs and projects in disaster response, health, sustainable agriculture, food security, relief supplies, and more. 100% of donations given to specific projects go directly to those projects. You can donate to the UMCOR project here.

DiRT – This is Asbury’s Disaster Response Team. DiRT exists to provide a caring Christian presence in the aftermath of a disaster. Our trained crews travel to disaster areas to help rebuild the homes, lives, and faith of people impacted by those disasters. You can give by sending a check to Asbury United Methodist Church, 1751 27th Street, Columbus, IN 47201. Include DiRT in the memo line of your check.

Consider joining one of our DiRT crews:

We know through our experience and training that when too many volunteers arrive too early, they often make a disaster situation worse rather than better. We are developing plans for crews of volunteers to be on site as soon as the people on the ground invite us to come. We will continue to send crews long after the news crews have moved on to the next crisis.

Plans are coming together for crews to travel to the areas affected by Harvey in November or December of 2017, Spring of 2018, and possibly in the summer of 2018. If you would like to consider joining on of our crews, send a message to dirt@asburycolumbus.org.

UMCOR Responds to Harvey

UMCOR (the United Methodist Committee on Relief) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to alleviating human suffering around the globe. UMCOR’s work includes programs and projects in disaster response, health, sustainable agriculture, food security, relief supplies, and more. 100% of donations given to specific projects go directly to those projects. Click here to donate to UMCOR’s relief and recovery efforts in response to Hurricane Harvey.

UMCOR is currently working with disaster coordinators and early response teams to provide relief to the many people whose lives have been impacted by hurricane/tropical storm Harvey. We will continue to update this page and UMCOR social media as we receive new information.