Smokey Mountain Fires
Over the past several days a major outbreak of wildfires has taken place in the Smokey Mountain area in and around Gatlinburg resulting in the largest fire in TN in over 100 years. The fires are continuing to burn but already three lives have been lost and over 15,000 acres have burned. MNA Disaster Response is working with local PCA leadership helping with initial assessments and helping to determine how best to respond. Please check back here for more information as it becomes available.
Hurricane Matthew – Volunteers Needed
MNA Disaster Response now has two volunteer staging sites set up in hard hit SC in response to Hurricane Matthew. There is no cost to serve and volunteers are needed now. The work involves general cleanup and repair/reconstruction. If you would like to go and serve, please register as a disaster response volunteer (click button below); then contact Sherry Lanier at email@example.com once you know the dates you are available to serve. You can click here for a detailed report on the hurricane aftermath.
If you prefer to mail a donation please make your check out to MNA Disaster Response and mark it ‘for Hurricane Matthew’ and mail to: Mission to North America, PO Box 890233, Charlotte NC 28289-0233.
The Need for Volunteers Continues in Louisiana
There is an immediate need for sheet rock volunteers in LA. If you are able to go please contact Sherry Lanier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With over 145,000 houses affected in LA due to the historic flood disaster of August 2016 the need for volunteers continues. MNA Disaster Response is working to assist the six local PCA churches in the affected community. Each church has identified congregants and those in their immediate communities that are in need of help. The initial debris removal and muck-out work is almost complete and the move from disaster response to recovery is underway. During this phase repairs and rebuilding become the focus. Skill levels of all types are needed. If you would like to go and serve as a volunteer, please click here.
MNA Disaster Response Director Arklie Hooten filmed loading relief kits at the Disaster Response Warehouse in Rome GA. You can view the video here.
Checks can be made out to Mission to North America and designated for Louisiana Flood relief, and mailed to
Mission to North America
PO Box 890233
Charlotte NC 28289-0233.
Sign Up to Volunteer (this will take you to the main volunteer registration site; please register here)
For information about completed disaster response missions, click here.