BORDEN, Ind. – Seven Indiana Conference leaders composed of one director and six district superintendents, built a new deck for the White family of the Daisy Hill area near Borden in southern Indiana the last week of August.

The couple’s previous deck was destroyed during the March 2 tornadoes which ravaged the Daisy Hill community, as well as other communities of southern Indiana. The White’s live a half-mile east of the Daisy Hill United Methodist Church, which played an important role in the early days of disaster relief earlier this year.

The team, composed of David V.W. Owen, assistant to Bishop Coyner, Gary Andis of Clinton UMC (brother-in-law of Owen and project foreman), David Byrum of the East District, Bert Kite of Central District, Dave Michael of Northeast District, Cindy Reynolds of North District, Brian White of Southeast District, and Dan Gangler, director of Conference Communication, composed the team which volunteered their time through Volunteers ROC ( based at the Country Lake Christian Retreat Center located north of Henryville.

The $1,800 project was paid for through the Conference Tornado Recovery Fund, which partially supports the Volunteers ROC local recovery organization.

Indiana District Superintendents construct a new deck at the White residence near Daisy Hill UMC of Borden, Ind.