Would your church be willing to provide a place for an Early REsponse Team (ERT) to stay if a disaster struck in your area?
ERT’s of 7 to 8 people are trained by The United Methodist Church to provide a caring Christian presence in the aftermath of a disaster.
They are not first responders, but they do follow shortly afterwrads. They response to disasters in their own communities and when invited travel to other conferences.
A host church would need to provide:
- a place for 7 to 8 people to sleep
- bathroom facilities
- a kitchen
- a shower is appreciated, but not necessary
The team would be gone during the day and would need a secure place for their belongings
All ERT members have passed a background check.
Contact Judy Lewis, Cal-Pac UMVIM/Disaster Response Coordinator (email@example.com) for more information.