Greater New Jersey, Pennsylvania-Delaware and New York Conferences are all open to combination ERT-volunteer teams. They are asking for a ratio of 1:3 ERT- trained to non-trained team members in hopes of increasing the number of volunteers and the awareness of ERT.
For any questions regarding volunteers, please email Greg Forrester at email@example.com
- New York Conference : www.nyac.com - 5 sites open. Teams can register online.
- Greater New Jersey Conference : www.gnjumc.org - 9 sites open. Can register online. Not a lot of assessed locations - your team may have to do some assessments along with relief work.
- Peninsula-Delaware Conference. Schedule teams through the Disaster Response Coordinator, Rich Walton, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- West Virginia Conference - Contact Jenny Gannaway at email@example.com
20,000+ Cleaning Buckets have been sent to NY and NJ, however they are still needed. Please consider using a day this Advent Season to create additional Buckets. More information can be found at this link: http://www.umcor.org/UMCOR/Relief-Supplies
The Western Jurisdiction Deploys Three ERT Teams
to Respond to Superstorm Sandy
In addition to numerous financial donations, the Western Jurisdiction has three ERT (Early Response Teams) teams that will be serving the victims of Superstorm Sandy this month and in January. Two of the teams are from the Cal-Pac Conference and the other team is from the Pacific Northwest Conference. ERT teams provide a caring Christian presence during the early phases after a natural disaster/emergency. They have been trained and certified via a partership between UMVIM (United Methodist Volunteers in Mission) and UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief). If you are interested in being trained as and ET please contact Heather Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 818.333.6730.