Our hearts continue to be with the people of Louisiana after the devastation of Hurricane Laura. North Carolina is no stranger to the damage and destruction caused by hurricanes. And so we also know what a blessing it is when others come alongside us to help with rebuilding and recovery. This week, we will begin sending teams to Louisiana to begin responding to the needs. Over the next three weeks, teams will travel to the Lake Charles area to help establish operational services, including volunteer and call center management, and team assignments and assessments. Al Miller, Director of Disaster Ministries for the Conference, is leading the first team this week.
Additional Emergency Response Teams (ERT) have been formally requested by the Louisiana Conference for ongoing help with the recovery efforts. For more information on how you can be involved, please contact the Disaster Ministries Call Center. Response Team volunteers are required to have ERT training and experience.
As we become aware of other opportunities to be involved with efforts to help in Louisiana, like UMCOR cleaning kits or flood buckets, we will make that information available on our website and on our Facebook page.