Hurricane Response – How Can We Help?

This hurricane season has seen more destruction and flooding than usual.
Are you ready to help our brothers and sisters in Texas, Florida, and the Caribbean as they recover from these storms?
The teams of workers that are bringing aid to the hurricane damaged areas are in need of supplies and money. We may not be able to physically go to these locations, but we can help from here. Our goal is to assemble at least 100 flood buckets to send with UMCOR workers.
Take a card (or many cards) from the displays in the CLMC and the Narthex, purchase the items listed, and then bring them to the Commons area at the church by Saturday, October 28th.

Please be sure to purchase the correct size of the item (or a slightly smaller size).  While we appreciate heartfelt donations, only items on the supply lists and in the sizes indicated will be accepted.


Then on Sunday, October 29th following church, we will have an assembly party to put all the flood buckets together. It will be a fun, and much-needed, mission project for the whole family.

You may bring the items to the Commons area at St. James or to Ross Orthodontics on Arlington Dr. All collected items will be assembled into Relief Kits and delivered to UMCOR for use in the afflicted areas.
If you want to give directly to the relief efforts, the best way to donate financially is through UMCOR’s US Disaster Response Advance #901670. You may give online to the fund by clicking the button below, or you may donate offline with a check. If you donate with a check, you can make it out to St. James UMC, but please designate UMCOR Advance #901670 in the memo line.
As we watch news coverage of the devastating flooding that Hurricane Harvey continue to produce, we want to help.  UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) outlines specific ways that you can help now, even as rescue efforts remain underway.  Click the UMCOR logo below for information.
Trained Early Response Teams Requested for Harvey Relief
The Emergency Rescue operations are complete and there is now a need for ERTs (Early Response Teams) in the Texas/Louisiana area.
The Louisiana Conference is now scheduling trained and badged Early Response Teams (ERT) for Hurricane Harvey response. All ERTs should click here to register.
The Texas Annual Conference is also ready to receive volunteer teams to assist with Hurricane Harvey response.Team leaders can register their team by clicking here or go to the Texas Conference website at and click on “Disaster Volunteer Team Registration.”
The Rio Texas Conference is also registering trained and badged ERT teams and individuals at
When the Texas Annual Conference invites volunteers to come, we will publicize that information. In the meanwhile, please pray for those impacted by the storm and for the many workers and volunteers who are offering rescue and care to those in need.