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


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!

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.

ERTs Requested by FEMA

ERTs Requested by FEMA

The island of Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands is in need of volunteers to perform repairs to more than 500 houses damaged by Super typhoon YUTU in October 2018. The need is so great that FEMA will fund transportation and housing for qualified volunteers.

ERT Pastor Mission to Puerto Rico

Seven pastors, a seminary student and a certified lay minister from the Desert Southwest Conference have been preparing to serve on a Disaster Relief Early Response Team (ERT), in cooperation with UMCOR efforts.  This ‘Pastor Team’ is set to travel on a red-eye flight...

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