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Serve Derecho Response with UMCOR

There are still a large number of homes recovering from the Derecho storm in Linn County needing chainsaw work and repairs.  In partnership between United Way and Local United Methodist Churches, Marion Methodist members have been invited to join a work blitz week July 16th through the 21st. We need volunteers for chainsaw work and cleanup.

You are invited to participate either as a day worker or serve the whole time. You can come and go as it fits your schedule and we ask that you bring your own lunches.

All chainsaw cutters must be UMCOR certified. We will be training and certifying for chainsaw cutting on Friday night July 16th and Sunday night July 18th. You need only to attend one training to be certified. Training will be from 6:00 to 10:00 either night. All chainsaw cutters must provide their own personal chainsaws and be experienced operators. You may bring your own tools, but our disaster trailers are stocked with all the tools you should need as well.

All volunteers must fill out a registration form located on the Manchester UMC website. All registrations need to be turned in at the time of registration as you are checking into the blitz event on your first day. Please provide one original and one copy of each registration. If you are a day worker working more than one day, we only need the registration form turned in the first day you work. All day workers must be checked in by 8:00 AM. The workday on-site will be from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. There will be t-shirts for a one-time charge of $10.00 

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