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Conference Committee

Disaster Response (ERT)

Ministries of Faith in Action

Providing a caring Christian presence in the aftermath of a disaster.

When natural disasters occur, the Desert Southwest Conference Disaster Response Team is ready to respond. Trained and equipped, teams deploy into the affected areas to tarp roofs, muck out flooded homes, and remove debris making homes safe and secure for the survivors.

Our primary mission is “to provide a caring Christian presence in the aftermath of a disaster.” (UMCOR) To accomplish this mission, we receive training in disaster relief and deepen our commitment to serving others in need.

Not all have the capacity to deploy, however, teams need persons who hold them and the survivors in prayer. Others are needed to fund the purchase of supplies used by the team, the maintenance of the response trailer, and the expenses for the deployment. To donate, please follow this link: https://dscumc.org/secure/dsc-early-response-team-ert-donation.

Team leaders must be ERT trained first.

News & Events

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Early Response Team Training – September 2, 2021

Early Response Team Training – September 2, 2021

ERT mission teams respond to natural disasters across the country, bringing Christian presence of hope when a home has been damaged. We remove debris and salvage belongings to create a safe, sa­­­­­­nitary, and secure home. Other times we work in a disaster center helping them make necessary decisions or meeting their special needs. We work with many other religious, government, and secular organizations to mitigate their losses.

Contact

Rev. George Cushman

Rev. George Cushman

Conference Disaster Response Coordinator

Billie Fidlin

Billie Fidlin

Director of Justice & Outreach Ministries

Rev. Tom Mattick

Rev. Tom Mattick

ERT Trainer

Call Tom

Polly Turner

Polly Turner

ERT Trainer

Call Polly 

Call the Desert Southwest Conference

Donate to ERT Supplies and Scholarships

Disaster Response Archives

Contact Disaster Response

Resources

ERT Guidance for COVID

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Brotherhood Mutual

Advice about COVID-19

Advance #982450

International Disaster Response

Advance #901670

USA Disaster Response

Disaster Response Invitation Video Download

Share this video at your church to promote ERT participation and training.

Become an ERT

3-copy handout about the process.

Flood Buckets Change

Contact Tom Mattick to learn where to send your buckets.

Flood or Clean Up Buckets

Contact Tom Mattick to learn where to send your buckets.

Clean up Bucket Supplies

Select to view and download the list and contact Tom Mattick about delivery.

Making a Flood Bucket Kit

Contact Tom Mattick to learn where to send your buckets.