Teams Respond to Winter Storms

March 01, 2009 | Rhonda Whitney

Adventist Community Services Disaster Response leaders in the Oregon Conference are responding to requests for help following widespread flooding and significant snow damage in Clatskanie, Columbia and Clackamas counties in Oregon, and Wahkiakum, Skamania, Cowlitz and Clark counties in Washington.

ACS-DR Oregon has been monitoring the situation closely and awaits damage assessments from the Red Cross and public entities.

“Our teams are responding to requests for immediate help from Clackamas County and Damascus, Ore. Debris removal, including trees, limbs and mobile-home awnings are the most immediate needs in these areas right now,” says Rhonda Whitney, Oregon Conference community outreach director.

Churches are strongly encouraged to appoint disaster response leaders who can assist in this community outreach.

To make a donation, please send it to the Oregon Conference Disaster Relief Fund code #7517, Oregon Conference Department of Community Outreach, 19800 Oatfield Road, Gladstone, OR 97027.

Additional response information will be distributed to churches via e-mail.