It is difficult to know what to do sometimes, especially in the face of a disaster. We all want to do something, yet we may be so far away. Well, here are some concrete things we can do.
First, pray for the victims and their families, the volunteer workers, officials, first responders, etc.
Second, go to the Arkansas Conference website at www.arumc.org and contribute monetarily to UMCOR, knowing that 100% of that contribution is going to disaster relief (this is the most efficient way to help).
Third, prepare for future events like this with a disaster preparedness plan of your own. And, fourth, get trained in volunteer and emergency response. UMCOR offers ERT (Early Response Team) training and VIM (Volunteers In Mission) training. Check with the church office for upcoming training events.