Disaster Recovery Services

Genesis UMC Volunteer teams have been traveling to Pass Christian, MS since November, 2005 to support the Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. Genesis is committed to ongoing support of this effort, and sends teams each fall and spring to continue rebuilding Pass Christian.

Helping rebuild lives after Hurricane Katrina

The First Wave involved a massive effort on the part of thousands to help rescue and cleanup immediately following the storm. The goal of the Second Wave is to create a fresh surge of volunteers to the Gulf Coast to rebuild homes and restore hope after hurricane Katrina. Many do not realize that as of November 2008 that as many as six thousand families still are living in FEMA or MEMA trailers in the county where Pass Christian resides. The time has come for people willing to rebuild these homes and move these families out of the temporary trailers. There is room for all, from skilled craftsman to those who have never used a hammer. Come join us and support this effort.

For more information about our Disaster Recovery missions, you can contact our Disaster Relief Mission Coordinator by clicking on the button below.

Contact Julio Alvarez

Down East Relief

A group from a trip to Goldsboro to help with house repairs.

Genesis UMC “Down East” Volunteer teams travel to Eastern NC on the 3rd Saturday of each month, departing from Genesis at 6:45 am and returning by 5:30 pm.

You can get involved by bringing your tools and helping with:

  • Storm cleanup
  • Home repairs
  • Build homes with Habitat for Humanity

This group serves people in need through the MERCI Mission Center in Goldsboro NC – MERCI is an outreach program of the North Carolina Conference of the UMC and is solely supported by donations and grants (i.e. not supported through NC Conference apportionments). MERCI serves the people of Eastern North Carolina and the world through two focus areas: Disaster Ministries & Mission Support.

For information about our next monthly trip, you can contact our Down East Relief Mission Coordinator by clicking the button below.

Contact Julio Alvarez