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


Special ERT Project

Recently the Hotel Coronado donated bed sheets to non-profit organizations. Not only did Cal-Pac benefit, but we in the Desert Southwest did as well. UMOM New Day Center in Phoenix received 270 queen size sheets and 300 pillow cases.

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.

A Pastoral Letter from the Christian Denomination Leaders in Light of COVID-19

The Arizona Judicatory Leaders have released a joint statement.

United Methodist updates and resources

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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