Early Response Teams

South Georgia

Following Hurricane/Tropical Storm Irma, Early Response Teams are our greatest need at this time, especially in the Coastal District. These teams work in coordination with county Emergency Management officials and local disaster response groups. Contact Luis Morales at morhilll@gmail.com if you are interested in deploying. Due to flooding, mucking out of homes is a crucial need.

Early response teams and interested individuals should contact
Luis Morales, Conference Disaster Coordinator, at (478) 216-7729 or morhilll@gmail.com.


Texas

Texas Annual Conference
The Texas Annual Conference is ready to receive volunteer teams to assist with Hurricane Harvey relief.  The work consists mainly of cleaning out flooded homes and requires extensive physical labor.  We would prefer that at least one member of your team be ERT trained.  Teams should bring their own protective gear and tools.  All members need proof of Safe Sanctuary training and clear background check from your local United Methodist Church.  You will be housed at a host church in the conference.  Team leaders can register their team by by clicking here or go to the Texas Conference website at txcumc.org and click on "Disaster Volunteer Team Registration." Questions can be directed to Scott Moore at smoore@txcumc.org.

Rio Texas Annual Conference
The Rio Texas Conference is asking for ERTs. Only currently certified ERT members are being accepted. Teams will base out of Corpus Christi and should register at https://riotexas.org/ert-volunteer-team-registration. ERT trained individuals/small groups not part of a team should register at https://riotexas.org/ert-individual-and-small-group-signup