"For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works." - Eph. 2:10
NEXT LAKEWOOD DISASTER RECOVERY WORK WEEKEND IS: OCTOBER 25 & 26, 2019
Please Prayerfully consider coming out on this weekend. There are still Harvey families that are in need of help and of course many families that flooded in Imelda. If you are available please notify Jack Aulick by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can work both days, 1 day, or just a portion of a day, all help is greatly appreciated.
HOW CAN YOU CONTINUE TO HELP?
Donate to the LUMC Disaster Relief Fund
Continue to respond to requests via social media or email for materials, food, or supplies as needs arise.
Commit to pray for 1) the community, 2) families in recovery and 3) the Church for wisdom, guidance and resources to effectively respond in Christ.
As we enter hurricane season, it is highly important to begin preparations for the safety of you and your family.
Posted below are checklists and guides available for download.
FEMA: How to Prepare for a Hurricane
Hygiene kits provide basic necessities to people who have been forced to leave their homes because of human conflict or natural disaster. Hygiene kits are also used as learning tools in personal hygiene, literacy, nutrition, and cooking classes.
Cleaning Kits (Flood Buckets)
These supplies enable people to begin the overwhelming job of cleaning up after a flood or hurricane.
Lakewood's global Mission program also offers help and support for local organizations. Examples are local ministries such as Mission Milby community Center in south Houston or at Neighbors in Action in east Houston at the Port. We support these ministries financially and sending teams for 1-2 days of repair and construction support. For more information on local missions, contact Betty Christian.
A team from Lakewood UMC serves twice a year in the Sager Brown facility in Baldwin, LA. For more information contact Jack Aulick at email@example.com.
A Lakewood UMC team will again be going on mission to the UMCOR Sager Brown Depot in Baldwin, LA, on 2020 - Date to Be Determined. Based on Sager Brown needs and team skills, we will assemble various kits, work in the sewing room, help in a local women’s shelter, work in an elementary school, or do home repairs in the local community. Sager Brown is a living, working monument to over a century of United Methodist mission. UMCOR, United Methodist Committee on Relief, is a leader in service for the UMC to those who are hungry, displaced, sick or in poverty because of natural or human-made disasters. UMCOR serves in 81 countries of the world. Each year more than 3,000 volunteers come to Sager Brown to work in the UMCOR Depot or in service to the community of Baldwin, Louisiana, to help make a difference for people who are suffering.
This is a great opportunity for people to go on a mission that have not tried one before, or that do not want to do heavy construction work.
Please contact Carol Woronow firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information. Future trips to Sager Brown are also planned for February 2020 and November 2020. For more information about our missions, see http://lakewoodumc.wordpress.com/
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) owns and operates the Sager Brown Depot facility in Baldwin, LA. This depot assembles, stages, and ships disaster recovery 'kits' wherever they are needed all over the world. Lakewood sends two teams a year that spend 5-6 days preparing and boxing kits, sorting supplies, etc. This is a great mission opportunity for missionaries that are not interested in construction.