Hurricane Michael Relief
On October 10, 2018 Hurricane Michael caused catastrophic damage in Panama City Beach and the Bay County area. Navarre United Methodist Church is partnering with Woodlawn UMC in relief efforts. Through them, we are also serving Panama City First UMC and Lynn Haven UMC.
The original mission for our 2nd team was redirected from taking materials to Lynn Haven UMC to First Baptist Church in Fountain, FL (on Hwy 231 northeast of Lynn Haven) instead. This small community was also greatly impacted by the storm and still does not have power at the church at this time. Like our prior visit, the churches and families in these areas are so grateful for the help and support! They are also understandably concerned that much of this support will fade as media and others move on to other news etc. We are reassuring them we are committed for the long term and are already discussing and planning future trips and ways we can encourage and support our brothers and sisters in Christ. THANK YOU to all who have offered their time, treasure, and prayers in this ongoing effort! The teams come back tired yet energized at the same time as they know they are playing a helpful part of being the hands and feet of our Lord to those in need throughout the Bay County area. We will continue to keep you posted!
If you are interested in joining a future team click below
The needs of Panama City and Bay County will require LONG-TERM support. Though overwhelmed by the vast devastation, the wonderful people of this area are so appreciative of any and all help. Possible options for future trips include transporting materials to area churches’ distribution centers, house and yard clean-up, selected repairs, and ensuring those affected know they are not forgotten and that their brothers and sisters in Christ stand ready to assist in this time of need.
Other Ways you can help
Pray for those whose lives have been impacted by this disaster. Please also pray for Early Response Teams, disaster coordinators and the many volunteers who are working tirelessly to provide relief.
Give to UMCOR’s relief and recovery efforts at hurricanemichaelrecovery.org
Donate requested items only. To keep relief supplies in stock, give to Material Resources, Advance #901440 at umcor.org/donate.