Important Update – Waverly, Johnson County, and Louisiana

Unit Directors, DOMs, AMSs and Secretaries,

There are many things to update you on regarding Waverly, Johnson County, and Louisiana.

Waverly:

I cannot say, “Thank You” enough for all those teams, churches and individuals who have showed up to support the Flood Response in Waverly.  I want to especially thank Kathy and Brock Henry, and Bill Lowe who have overseen the operation.  Because of the work you have done in a relatively short time, we are closing the “Response” part of the work.  You have cleared over 215 work orders and those that remain should be finished up by the weekend.  For those of you that were still planning on going to Waverly in the coming weeks, please, Stand Down.  If you took a team and did not fill out Formstack, please go into the App and do that. Continue reading

Waverly Update & Ida Alert

Unit Directors, DOMs, AMSs, Secretaries,

I want to thank all of you who have been working so hard to meet the needs of those affected by the flooding in Waverly.  You have been doing an incredible amount of work!  But there is still much to do.

Hurricane Ida is set to hit Louisiana tomorrow and if it goes as they predict, it will be a major hurricane.  Now the question arises how does that affect us? Continue reading

Callout update

Unit Directors, DOMs, AMSs, Secretaries,

I just want to bring everyone up to date on where we are at on responses.

  1. Overton, TN-Please pray for the 4 bucket truck teams that will be heading out tomorrow morning to do the high work that could not be done by others.  They have about 60 possible jobs for them.  Pray for safety, quick work and opportunities to lift up Jesus and make Him known.  Pray that they may also see some to come to know Christ as Savior.
  2. Oneida, KY-We are changing who is overseeing the work in KY.  I had gone up yesterday and made plans for our IC team, assessors and feeding team to go and set up in Oneida.  As of tonight, I have not had any teams commit to go and do Flood Recovery, so therefore I turned the operation over to NC to oversee the operation.  WE WILL SUPPORT THE OPERATION AS TEAMS VOLUNTEER.  IF YOU HAVE A FLOOD RECOVERY TEAM AVAILABLE, PLEASE LET ME KNOW.  WE WILL SEND TEAMS TO SUPPORT THE WORK WHEREVER THERE IS A NEED. So, if you have a team that can go please let Elizabeth or I know what dates your team is available.  I do so much appreciate the willingness of the IC team, assessors and feeding team that was willing to go.

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Kentucky Callouts

Unit Directors, DOMs, AMSs, Secretaries,

I am asking for Flood Recovery Teams that are willing to go to the Manchester-Oneida area of Kentucky early next week.  Depending on where we stay, we may also need a Feeding Unit (feeding volunteers), Shower and Laundry units and some assessment teams (with chaplains if at all possible). Continue reading

Overton – Stand Down — TX Alert Still On

Everyone,

Thank you to all those who were able to respond regarding the 2 requests we had from Overton County.  I am STANDING EVERYONE DOWN regarding these two request.  They believe they have everything covered.  If there are any changes, I will keep you informed.  I am very grateful for everyone who responded.

We will remain on ALERT for possible deployment to Texas.  I will let you know more as the situation develops.

In Christ Serving Together,
Wes

DR Storm Updates

Team Leaders, DOMs AMSs and Secretaries

I want to bring up to date on some of the needs that are in the DR world.

Zeta:

Louisiana is still assessing, and the Grand Isle area looks like it took the brunt of the storm and storm surge.  They may need Chainsaw and Tarping teams.  They do not know about Flood Recovery teams yet.

Alabama and Mississippi believe they can handle things within their respective states. Continue reading

Alert – Hurricane Zeta

Team Leaders, DOMs, AMSs and Secretaries,

Just when you thought there could not be another hurricane, along comes ZETA!

As you may be aware, Hurricane Zeta is scheduled to hit the coast of Louisiana today.  Our bucket truck team that was working in Alabama was sent home after work yesterday.  The storm that was supposed to hit land as a Tropical Storm and then a Category 1 is now supposed to be a Category 2 when it hits land just to the west of New Orleans.  Please pray for the folks in Louisiana, especially as this is 3 out of 4 storms in a row that have pummeled the same areas.  They no sooner pick up from one storm when another one comes in.  I know they are getting tired mentally, emotionally, and physically. Continue reading

A Quick Note About Hurricane Delta

Team Leaders, DOMs, AMSs, and Secretaries,

I am putting ALL teams on ALERT for possible response needs as Hurricane Delta approaches the gulf coast.  We will probably not know anything until late in the weekend but want you to be thinking and planning.  If, by the mercy and miracle of God, it does not hit, we are still looking for more chainsaw teams in all three states.

I will keep you updated as I have more information.

In Christ Serving Together,
Wes Jones