Helping South Carolina from Alabama

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DECATUR, Ala. - The United Methodist Committee on Relief is putting some muscle behind Psalm 46:1.

‘God is our refuge and strength, and ever present help in trouble.’

They are taking the good fight to those who are weary and in need of support in South Carolina.

UMCOR is the acronym. They have a warehouse in Decatur that covers five states when a major crisis occurs.

Tim Steffen is from Macon, Georgia. He says “we believe we can do things in a greater way together than any one of those by ourselves.”

He says the blessing of helping is a two-way street.

"I think it's encouraging...one if you feel like you are a blessing when you give something to someone in need. In reality … you are the one blessed.”

The warehouse is located at 3220 Highway 31 in Decatur.

They need flathead shovels, two-wheel wheelbarrows, and two-three gallon sprayers to fight mold and mildew. Ray Crump runs the warehouse and says the work is important and fulfilling.

“It’s a command. The Lord said you got to treat people by the Golden Rule. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. When you are down and affected by the flooding and lost everything, you would like to have someone come to you and to your aid. That’s what we are trying to do.”