Responding to Disaster

Every time a natural disaster strikes, The United Methodist Church is there. Get involved today.

Contact Our Coordinators

General Contact Form (click here)

Call Polly: (480) 861 – 9033
Call Tom: (702) 806 – 4009

Please e-mail them with any questions or concerns: Tom Mattick or Polly Turner


Masks from UMCOR for Desert Southwest Conference UMC

In May, Rev. Tom Mattick who chairs our Conference Disaster Response team, shared an email with me that UMCOR had notified all annual conferences of the availability of more than 172,000 cloth facial coverings infused with copper and silver. The masks came from FEMA...

Disaster Response Team Acts during COVID-19

In a time of stay-at-home orders, troubling statistics, and vulnerable populations, UMCOR and the conference Disaster Response Committee are deploying resources . UMCOR donated more than 80,000 masks stored at the Sager Brown Depot to first responders in Louisiana....

Important Update from Bishop Bob March 31, 2020

An Update from Bishop Bob on March 31, 2020 regarding the COVID-19 virus.

United Methodist updates and resources


What You Should Know

How to Worship Online

Coronavirus Brochure

Become an ERT Handout

Disaster Response Training

Find upcoming ERT training, re-certification, and registration information.

Upcoming Trips

Check here for current trips and sign up to go, or to volunteer as a team leader.


Impact a family’s life today and make it possible for teams to respond in the future.

Church Information

Learn how your local church, or church small group can be  invovled today!

Disaster Response Special Edition

Updated Information on CONVID-19 Disaster Response

Dorian Response

Hurricane Dorian has ravaged communities in the Atlantic Ocean.  The Bahamas were hit particularly hard.   The Desert Southwest Conference needs your help to respond.  Financial gifts, UMCOR flood buckets, and trained responders are needed. Click below to learn more about how you can help.

We will be sending disaster response (ERT) teams to affected areas, check the trip link at the top of the page for more information, or contact Tom or Polly today.

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