Early Response: The mission of an Early Response Team (ERT) is to provide a caring Christian presence in the immediate aftermath of disaster. Early Response Teams function as a cooperative effort between the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) and the United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM). For those wishing to be part of a team, specific ERT training and certification is required. Training sessions are offered throughout the year at various locations in the conference.
Teams are still needed after the 2021 storms, as communities transition into the long-term recovery phase. If you have a team ready to serve, please click on Hurricane Recovery page.
Feeling Called to Serve as an ERT?
Checkout our ERT Training page to find upcoming classes.