UMCOR Gives $100,000 Grant to Conference Disaster Response for Case Managing

This May, parts of our annual conference experienced severe storms and historic flooding. While many rushed to provide immediate help and relief, the process of rebuilding can take months and years. 

The Rio Texas Disaster Response Team was on the scene as soon as the waters began to recede and will continue to provide support and assistance through the long-term recovery effort. 

Due to the scale of the disaster in our area, The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) has awarded a grant of $100,000 to assist the conference in our efforts. With the funding from this grant, the conference will be hiring one full-time Case Management Supervisor and two part-time Case Managers to facilitate connecting families in need with resources to help them rebuild. These case managers will receive training and support from UMCOR.

While the process of hiring the full-time position is nearly complete, there are still two openings for part-time Case Managers. Click here to learn more and apply. There is also a need for a number of volunteer case managers. If you are interested, click here to learn more. [Still working on this page.]

As the work of long-term recovery continues, The Rio Texas Disaster Response Team needs your help. There are projects already underway and Volunteers in Mission (VIM) Teams are needed right away. To learn more, visit our long-term recovery page at