OKUMC’s Disaster Response

One of the Oklahoma United Methodist Conference, Office of Mission ministries, is Disaster Response (OKUMC-DR). This ministry focuses on four aspects of a disaster; Preparation,ResponseRecovery and Mitigation.

OKUMC-DR works in cooperation with other faith-based organizations as well as humanitarian and governmental agencies.  OKUMC-DR is a part of the Oklahoma VOAD and National VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster).  These relationships are vital in bringing resources and the community together.

Prepare, Response, Recovery, Mitigation

Prepare – The time is now.  No one thinks a disaster is going to affect them.  Often we avoid planning thinking it will not impact us.  Hind sight is always 20-20 on what we should have done.  Learn how you can be Prepared.

Response – Timing is everything.  We never want to be a burden or create a negative situation by being on site too soon.  We are committed to helping, but only when the time is right.  Learn how we Respond.


Recovery – Bringing those affected by disaster back to some level of normalcy can be a long road.  We will be there for as long as we have resources to help.  Learn how you can hep families Recover.

Mitigation – There are things we can do to help lessen the damage caused by a disaster.  These steps must be taken proactively.  Learn how you can Mitigate.

Donations can be made directly to the Oklahoma United Methodist Church for Disaster Response to help all those in need.


If your organization wants to serve disaster survivors in Oklahoma this page will help guide you to the area of service that best fits your team.

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