Oklahoma Conference asks collaborative response

OKLAHOMA CITY (UMNS) --“I know you are seeing and hearing news reports about the devastation and want to assist. … Do not self-deploy. Best practices in times of crises call for a collaborative response, so people who can help are directed to where that help and those skills are most needed and will be most effective,” wrote the Rev. Richard Norman, disaster response coordinator for the Oklahoma Conference. The confirmed death toll was at 51 with hundreds injured after a second round of devastating storms hit the state Monday. Here is what the Oklahoma Conference is asking people to do.

Disaster response: How you can help

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) -- As communities in Oklahoma, Texas and other U.S. states reel from the devastation of tornadoes, remember that The United Methodist Church has a system in place for responding. Here are a few of the places to check for information and find out how you can be part of United Methodist relief efforts:

UMCOR QR codeDownload the UMCOR mobile app to make a donation to UMCOR for Oklahoma tornado relief. Scan this QR code with your smartphone to download the app.