Disaster Response & RecoveryHelping People Find Their Way Back Home
The mission of Disaster Response & Recovery is two-tiered: early response & response & recovery.
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.
Response & Recovery: The Disaster Call Center receives requests for assistance from disaster survivors – and offers from those who want to help – while conference personnel assess damage. Soon, work centers are established in various geographical areas. Meanwhile, conference personnel begin defining the need and developing the ability to respond with long-term assistance if needed.
The success of each part of our mission relies on our VOLUNTEERS! They power our disaster response effort. They understand that the opportunity to invest ourselves in mission to honor God is a great privilege. They help our North Carolina neighbors find their way back home.
Learn more at: https://nccumc.org/outreach/disaster-response/