CCUMC Disaster Response
Sifting through the ashes--Breann Leighton
Bastrop Wildfire Resident Information Lines: 512-332-8856 or 512-332-8814
Bastrop County -- Current Information: http://www.co.bastrop.tx.us
Bastrop Christian Ministrial Alliance: http://www.bcmatx.org
FEMA Assistance: http://www.fema.gov/assistance/index.shtm
FEMA Transitional Sheltering Assistance available for Bastrop County, Texas evacuees with inaccesible or unlivable homes: >>more
Bastrop Wildfire Disaster Recovery Center ( .
A word from Bishop Dorff: "The central Texas
fires have been devastating to several of our communities and church
families. The communities of Bastrop, Cedar Creek, and the Steiner
housing development in Austin have been particularly devastated. We are
deeply grateful for the prayers and other expressions of support. Our
churches and pastors are hard at work providing shelter and support for
those left homeless. Our God is present in these communities and renewal
If you would like to make a donation to UMCOR please use advance number 901670 and mark: Texas Wildfires
How can you help? Prayer is a definite first response to this madness.
Second, aid in the form of the advertised requests (food, water, personal hygiene items, pillows, blankets, air mattresses, sheets) delivered to the emergency shelters, Bastrop Middle School and Bastrop Christian Outreach Center. Capital Area Food Bank is sending food items to the shelters along with local donations.
Donations of food, beverages and personal hygiene supplies for the firefighters and other emergency volunteers can be directed to the Bastrop Convention Center in Bastrop and the Memorial Football Stadium on Hwy 21.
Our church leaders will be working with other community leaders in assessing needs, and how the needs can be met, over the coming days. UMCOR will be part of that process, and we will funnel the info to you as fast as we can. Please share this info with all your email contacts. Blessings, and prayers, May God keep you all safe.
- Bastrop County Emergency Management Facebook Page
- Bastrop County Public Safety Live Scanner Audio Feed
CCUMC Disaster Response
Across our great nation many folks are displaced by natural disasters, recent and deadly and life altering disasters. How are we in the CCUMC family called to assist these faraway neighbors, family and friends?
Bishop Schnase and UMCOR (United Methodist Committee On Relief) have
put out a call requesting aid. The fastest and
best way to send aid is through financial
support. Your donations may be made payable to CCUMC with a
notation "UMCOR". Our Administrative personnel will pool and
forward all donations on to UMCOR. Or you may
make a donation online and directly thru UMCOR
at the website listed in this message.
If you seek to do something a little more physical, please contact Ginger and Brent Salone, our CCUMC Disaster Response Coordinators, at (512) 217-0600 or email@example.com.
MONETARY GIFTS ONLINE - From UMCOR Website:
Central Texas Wildfires 2011: If you would like to make a donation to UMCOR please use advance number 901670 and mark: Texas Wildfires
U.S. Spring Storms 2011:
The fastest and easiest way to support the efforts of the United
Methodist Church in responding to the devastation caused by the
tornadoes in Alabama, Missouri and elsewhere, and the floods in
the Mississippi valley is with monetary gifts
to UMCOR. They have established an advance
titled "U. S. Spring Storms 2011" advance number
(512) 302-1326. For more information go
Remember, 100 percent of your gift goes directly to support the relief of people hurt by the floods and tornados you have heard about in, almost daily, news accounts of the different disasters that have hit our brothers and sisters this spring.
Thank you, and God bless you for your response,
CCUMC Outreach Team
Ph (512) 434-4147
P. O. Box 33
5630 FM 535
Cedar Creek, TX 78612
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