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It has been less than a year since tornados and strong thunderstorms swept across Indiana, leaving behind loss and devastation. On 목요일, 3월 14, fellow Hoosiers once again experienced disaster. We join together in prayer for those in Randolph, Delaware, Jefferson, and Switzerland counties which were affected and for those who are responding.

At this time, we have not received reports of any churches being damaged. Authorities and first responders are still assessing the area. Our care and response remain focused on individuals, families, and surrounding communities.

We are forming a plan along with federal and state agencies and other non-profits to assess and prepare for the long-term recovery process that will be required. We are grateful that United Methodists have already begun to respond as individuals, through their local churches, districts, and the Conference. We know that other organizations have also been providing response efforts, and sometimes that makes us want to respond with even more urgency. UMCOR and United Methodists are known as being the last to leave when people are in need. There will be many opportunities for us to respond and serve in the days, months, and years to come.

Here is a list of the immediate needs:

  • Continue to pray for all those who have been affected, directly and indirectly, as well as the first responders and those working to restore outages.
  • Financial contributions can be mailed to the Conference lockbox (INUMC, Dept 6089, Carol Stream, IL 60122). Please mark them with “Indiana Disaster Response.” You may also give electronically to Indiana Disaster Response
  • 초대받지 않은 상태에서 자발적으로 물리적인 기부금을 보내거나 나타나지 마세요. 이러한 행동은 피해 지역을 압도하고 혼란을 야기할 수 있습니다. 실제 기부가 필요한 경우 알려드리겠습니다.
  • 인디애나주 재난 조기 대응팀(ERT)이 특정 지역의 잔해와 방수포 지붕을 청소하기 시작했습니다. 팀을 구성할 때는 ERT 한 명과 비 ERT 한 명이 짝을 이루는 비율을 준수해 주세요. 피해 지역 중 한 곳에서 ERT 팀의 일원이 되는 데 관심이 있으신 분은 존 영 목사님( john.young@inumc.org)에게 연락해 주세요.
  • 해당 지역에서 피해를 입었거나 트위터에서 대응해야 할 필요가 있는 경우 Ron Heustis( rlheustis@gmail.com)에게 문의하시기 바랍니다.
  • If you have questions about the various affected areas or about any of the information shared, please reach out to Rev. Jen Huff at jennifer.huff@inumc.org.
  • It is important for our Conference to have trained ERTs. After disasters like this, ERTs typically help, when asked, to clean up debris and tarp roofs before long term recovery begins. If you are interested in ERT training, please contact Rev. John Young at john.young@inumc.org.

현재 상황이 계속 변화하고 있으므로, 기부 및 봉사 방법에 대해서는 컨퍼런스 지침을 따르시기 바랍니다. 더 많은 정보가 파악되는 대로 기회를 공유하겠습니다.

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