May 2017 Storms

The National Weather Service has confirmed tornados struck Iredell, Union, and Yadkin Counties on May 24, resulting in major damage across several districts in the Western NC Conference.

Support Tornado Relief

Donations may be made payable to:

Western North Carolina Conference

PO Box 18005

Charlotte NC 28218

Marked: Disaster Response



Early Response Team members are currently being deployed.

  • Iredell County: Trained and badged ERTs from WNCC are being asked to contact Mike Duncan, Appalachian District Disaster Response Coordinator at mduncan@wnccumc.net
  • Stokes, Yadkin and Davie Counties: Trained and badged ERTs from WNCC are being asked to contact Odell Miller, Yadkin Valley District Disaster Response Coordinator at 336-247-9149.
  • Regarding WNC May Tornados, please be advised that we are not requesting additional support at this time. ALL other ERTs are being asked to stand down.

Avoid Solicitors

Drifter companies often rush to disaster areas where widespread damage has occurred, so be wary of door-to-door solicitors. The Western North Carolina Conference (along with UMCOR, UMVIM, and the United Methodist Church in general) do not recommend or endorse disaster solicitors.  

Regional Updates
ERTs are being invited to serve in throughout the region. Visit UMVIM for deployment opportunities.


Donating Supplies  

We have had an overwhelming response to the flood bucket, health kit and bedding kit drives. The Disaster Response committee is now moving extra buckets and kits to the Mission Response Center. Please put a hold on further donations.

Contact Dwaine Morgan, Mission Response Center for more information, or to volunteer at the MRC:

Email: dmorgan@wnccumc.org or wnccumcmrc@gmail.com

Phone: 828.478.2106

Disaster Response Training   

Looking to volunteer as a badged Early Response Team member? We have just-in-time trainings now. More here.

Western North Carolina UMCOR

If you would like to contact us, click here.


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