MN Annual Conference Volunteer in Mission Opportunities

November 15, 2017
Helen Crowe from Chapelwood United Methodist Church in Houston dumps a load of debris in the front yard of a home flooded by Hurricane Harvey. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS

Our hearts go out to all of those who are affected by disasters across our country. Many United Methodists in Minnesota want to help. First responders, local authorities, and trained United Methodist Early Response Teams are there right now.

Clean-up efforts will begin after the first of the year, and continue for many months. That’s when Volunteer in Mission team members will be needed. If you want to start planning a trip, here’s the places and the people to contact. (VIM teams to Puerto Rico will be needed next fall.)

Texas Flood Recovery  Eugene Hileman 210-557-8698
  Flood Recovery Amber Massingill  817-877-5222
Florida  Hurricane Recovery Laura Ice  352-942-9225
Louisiana Hurricane Recovery   Glenda Worm 225-346-1646
Mississippi  Flood Recovery Mellie Jordan 662-736-6362
South Alabama  Flood Recovery Amelia Fletcher 251-978-8384
South Carolina Flood Recovery Sara McCutchen 803-888-3051
South Georgia Flood Recovery Luis Morales 478-216-7729
California Fire Reconstruction Brenda Duchi 530-408-0023

Click here for more information. Or contact Lyndy Zabel, at if you have questions.

Thanks for being the hands and feet of Jesus!

Rev. Lyndy Zabel is director of community engagement for the Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

122 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55404

(612) 870-0058