Welcome to the Cookeville District!
As many of you are aware, our District is attempting to develop a better strategy for disaster response. Under the leadership of our disaster response coordinator, Ken Hunter of the Cookeville First UMC, we applied for and received a grant for the purchase of a trailer to be used in future relief efforts. We are currently raising funds to purchase the necessary supplies to stock the trailer. Thus far we have received approximately $4,500 toward our anticipated need of $7,000 in supplies. Thank you to everyone for your generous support. In the coming months we will be hosting Emergency Response Team (ERT) training events which will allow us to engage in relief efforts at the earliest moments of response.
In the meantime, I want to invite you to respond to the flooding in South Carolina and relief efforts in other places by assembling “Health Kits” which are distributed through the United Methodist Committee on Relief in the very early stages of a disaster. The UMCOR depot is running critically low on health kits. Check the District November Newsletter or email email@example.com for more information on how to participate in making these health kits.
I am asking all of our churches to consider a “Health Kits Thanksgiving Offering” on Sunday, November 22nd. Please encourage your church to participate.
Thank you for the very vital and faithful ministry being offered to those who find themselves in a place of struggle.
Rev. Max Mayo