During the week of Aug. 22, St. Stephen members are focused on giving to aid the victims of recent catastrophic flooding in Louisiana and Mississippi.
The most severe flooding occurred around Baton Rouge, La., where some 170,000 people were evacuated, including 20,000 that had to be rescued from the rising water, according to a United Methodist News Service report.
Members are invited to bring or send their checks to the church. Checks should be made out to St. Stephen UMC with "UMCOR Domestic Disaster" in the memo line. Users of The Fluid App also can make electronic donations via the Cause labeled "UMCOR-1" on the app. By channeling donations through the church, we support our United Methodist connection and provide funds for purchasing flood victims' most urgent needs, whether for cleaning buckets or health kits.