Let’s Raise the Roof! Since 1979, SUMC has nurtured and developed a strong relationship with the island of Dominica, focused primarily on the neighboring communities of Marigot and Wesley and the Methodist churches in those two villages.  The relationship has included a Family Sponsorship Program in which SUMC families offer financial assistance to individuals and…

Thank you to all for the continued prayers, efforts, dollars, and attention. Here is the latest update regarding the supply drive. SUMC’s financial generosity, combined with Evans Dodds Jr.’s determination, is going to make this a huge success. The supplies collected from SUMC friends and family are in a minivan headed for Hartford this afternoon….

Rick Houpt reports that he spoke briefly with Pastor Dodds on Tuesday evening. Below are the highlights: On Tuesday, the island was impacted by a Tropical Wave (similar to a tropical storm, but less intense). Residents were advised to remain indoors throughout the day and all business and government services were shut down. Additional flooding occurred,…

Pastor  Dodds has received the funds we wired.  He reports that volunteer committees are organizing packing and distribution activities.  As supplies are purchased they will be packed into ” kits” to get out to the community.  Two hundred  food/supply kits are expected to be completed and distributed.  Priority is given to the elderly and the shut-ins….

Sudbury Update: $2,500 from SUMC’s emergency collection on Sunday was wired to Pastor Dodds this afternoon. He will use it to purchase emergency supplies for this two parishes. Additional money will be wired weekly. THANK YOU to all who have contributed! And please know that additional donations are being accepted. Please encourage your neighbors, family…

The generous response to the special offering for Dominica totaled more than $6,000. We are so grateful for your open hearts. You will be pleased to know that money is on its way via Western Union and will be immediately available to help those who need nonperishable food, potable water, medicines and more. Let us…

Rick was blessed to be able to speak directly with Pastor Dodds on Monday night, via internet conference call with Evans, Jr..  Rick reports that it was wonderful to hear his voice and he asked to have his love and appreciation sent to all at SUMC.  He also said he knew that SUMC had been praying…

Message: Dominica: Evacuation of residents of Petit Savanne. Prime Minister declared nine 9 Special Disaster Areas. EVENT:  Tropical Storm Erika became the fifth named storm of this year’s Atlantic Hurricane Season on August 24, 2015. Erika began impacting the CDEMA Participating States from Wednesday, August 26 and degenerated to a trough of low pressure on…

Thank you so much to those who donated to the special offering for Dominica yesterday! We will be posting updates here when we get news about the situation in Dominica. Here is a news release we’ve just received: Information Bulletin: Dominica: Tropical Storm Erika The situation: The island of Dominica sustained significant damage due to…

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