Latest Posts: Disaster Response

30 Jun 2022: ACS Responds to Catastrophic Flooding in Montana

On June 13, 2022, catastrophic flooding due to heavy rainfall and rapid snowmelt resulted in the closure of Yellowstone National Park with over 10,000 tourists evacuated. The unprecedented flooding has caused massive destruction in several…

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11 Jan 2022: Record-Setting Fires Destroy Over 1,000 Homes in Colorado

UPDATE – January 26, 2022 The ACS Disaster Response team at the Rocky Mountain Conference is leading the efforts in response to the recent Marshall Fire, the 6,000-acre wildfire that has destroyed 1,270 homes and…

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13 Dec 2021: Deadly Tornadoes Ravage Communities in Six States

UPDATE – DECEMBER 14, 2021 The recent Midwest tornadoes have left communities with considerable damage to homes and property, closed roads, power outage, and numerous fatalities. ACS directors in the affected conferences have spent many…

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11 Oct 2021: Arkansas-Louisiana ACS Distributes Goods to Communities During Ida Recovery

Though Hurricane Ida touched down in Louisiana over a month ago on August 29, 2021, several communities affected by this tragic disaster event continue to struggle. ACS at the Arkansas-Louisiana Conference has been engaged in…

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13 Sep 2021: Chesapeake and Wisconsin Conferences Help Afghan Refugees

ACS teams in various conferences such as Wisconsin and Chesapeake are providing assistance to refugees arriving from Afghanistan. Wisconsin Conference ACS Director, Alice Garrett, has been in collaboration with the Wisconsin VOAD (WI VOAD) and…

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8 Sep 2021: Former Gulf States Conference ACS Director Passes Away

We regret to announce the passing of Pr. Ray Lamare Elsberry on August 26, 2021, at age 78 in Dora, Alabama. He served as the ACS and ACS Disaster Response Director for the Gulf States…

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1 Sep 2021: ACS DR Teams Respond to Hurricane Ida

UPDATE – September 7, 2021 The Southwest Region Conference has been housing residents from New Orleans and surrounding areas whose homes had to be evacuated, at various locations around the conference office. The largest facility…

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30 Aug 2021: ACS Responds to Flash Floods in Tennessee

The State of Tennessee was recently hit by devastating flooding on Saturday, August 21, 2021, after a record-breaking rainfall. The Emergency Management authorities have reported that at least 22 people were killed and 50 others…

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19 Jul 2021: Passing of Pastor Henry and Mrs. Sharon Fordham

It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Pastor Henry and Mrs. Sharon Fordham on Sunday, July 18, 2021, in a tragic house fire. Pastor Henry J. Fordham III was the president of…

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23 Mar 2021: ACS Responds to Mass Shooting in Colorado

On Monday, March 22, a gunman opened fire at a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado, leaving ten people dead. Among the casualties was a police officer who was responding to this heinous act of violence. Derrick…

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