Helping People Find Their Way Back Home
Hurricane Florence Response
Follow our updates on Hurricane Florence response for the latest information.
Hurricane Matthew Response
Follow the Hurricane Matthew story for updates of needs and responses.
How to Help
- Pray for those affected and those who are helping.
- Volunteer your time and talents. Call 888.440.9167 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Give of your financial resources to help storm survivors. 100% of your donation goes to response/relief efforts.
- District Disaster Response Contacts
- NCCUMC Disaster Response on Facebook
- NCCUMC Disaster Response on Twitter
- 5 Ways to Prepare for a Hurricane
- How to Assemble Cleaning, Hygiene & School Kits
- How to Assemble Flood Buckets
- Water Purification Guidelines
The mission of Disaster Response & Recovery is two-tiered: early response & response & recovery.
Early Response: The mission of an Early Response Team (ERT) is to provide a caring Christian presence in the immediate aftermath of disaster. Early Response Teams function as a cooperative effort between the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) and the United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM). For those wishing to be part of a team, specific ERT training and certification is required, Training sessions are offered throughout the year at various locations in the conference.
Response & Recovery: The Disaster Call Center receives requests for assistance from disaster survivors – and offers from those who want to help – while conference personnel assess damage. Soon, work centers are established in various geographical areas. Meanwhile, conference personnel begin defining the need and developing the ability to respond with long-term assistance if needed.
The success of each part of our mission relies on our VOLUNTEERS! They power our disaster response effort. They understand that the opportunity to invest ourselves in mission to honor God is a great privilege. They help our North Carolina neighbors find their way back home.