Disaster Response

We're Still Here for You. Responding with Love for as Long as it Takes.

Disaster response ministry demonstrates a core Christian value: caring for people affected by sudden emergencies. Our Conference disaster response coordinators help assess needs in the days following a disaster, recruit work teams, and help organize and collect materials such as cleaning buckets, health kits, and other materials as needed. 

You Can Help!

Whether it's with prayer, monetary donation, or volunteer efforts, we will restore hope with your help.

>>Want to help? Opportunities are available! If you would like to volunteer or donate, fill out this form here.

We are deeply grateful for and blessed by every one of your gifts!

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Rev. Sue Lowther, Rev. Dan Lowther, Rev. Dr. JF Lacaria, Rev. Jack Lipphardt

Contact the WV Disaster Response Leaders

Rev. Jack Lipphardt: 304-639-7035 (c)
Rev. Dan Lowther: 304-642-0897 (c)
Rev. Sue Lowther: 304-642-0896 (c)

Send an email

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Read our special edition Flood Recovery magzine: A New Vision with Hope

New Vision Depot for Conference Disaster Response

This warehouse acts as the main hub for Disaster Relief Ministry of the West Virginia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. Find them on Facebook here.

304-253-9038 (landline)
143 Southern Industrial Drive
Beaver, WV 25813

Meet your Flood Recovery Team!

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L to R: JF Lacaria, Grace Msisha (Case Manager), Chad Faris (Construction Coordinator), Miranda Nabers (Case Manager), Buck Edwards (Construtction Coordinator), Jack Lipphardt

Flood Relief 2017

Donations can be made through Annual Conference #935 for the special offering. Checks may be sent to the Conference Treasurer's office: PO Box 2469, Charleston, WV 25329. Thank you in advance for your generosity!

Even though we've passed the initial stages of clean-up after the flood, we are still collecting donations for long-term recovery here: ONLINE giving for WV Flood Relief. Please select "United Methodist Disaster Response #935" and complete the form.  

Volunteers in Mission

Inside the Disaster Response trailer (see a picture), are all the tools a crew needs to help people affected by a natural disaster or other emergency. Because of the trailer, the crew is also self-sufficient, so they're not using scarce resources like housing and food. You can donate items for the trailer - download the list here.

Cleaning buckets and health kits are always needed. You can find instructions on how to prepare them here. Disaster Response Ministries collect Cleaning Buckets at Annual Conference each year. You can learn more about the buckets on the UMCOR website.

Connect with our Volunteers in Mission here!


The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)

UMCOR is the not-for-profit global humanitarian aid organization of the United Methodist Church. UMCOR is working in more than 80 countries worldwide, including the United States. Our mission, grounded in the teachings of Jesus, is to alleviate human suffering—whether caused by war, conflict or natural disaster, with open hearts and minds to all people.

UMCOR responds to natural or civil disasters that are interruptions of such magnitude that they overwhelm a community's ability to recover on its own.

UMCOR receives significant support from annual One Great Hour of Sharing offerings, a great example of how connectional giving can change the world. Learn more about connectional giving here.