ERT and VIM Teams Needed for Hurricane Response
The Florida Annual Conference needs teams right away. All volunteers will be accepted, regardless of ERT training. Individuals and teams are encouraged to register and should expect to be deployed in the southern part of the state.
CLICK HERE to register to volunteer in Florida.
The Texas Annual Conference (Houston and North Gulf Coast) is very much in need of volunteer help. In the last few weeks, teams have mucked out and gutted more than 6,000 homes, but they are still finding communities where the damage has not been assessed.
Volunteers should be over age 18, Safe Sanctuaries certified, and at least one member of the team should be ERT trained.CLICK HERE to register to volunteer in the Texas Annual Conference effort.
Rio Texas Conference
The Rio Texas Conference (Corpus Christi and South Gulf Coast area) is taking ERTs for approximately another 6 weeks and are accepting reservations for Long-Term Recovery teams after that. There are two different registration links, so make sure you use the right one! Additionally, they are looking for individuals who would be wiling to volunteer for longer periods of time with site management and volunteer coordination. Contact Eugene Hileman at email@example.com if you can help with this ministry.
CLICK HERE to register to volunteer in the Rio Texas Annual Conference effort.
Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands (U.S. Territories)
This is still a government-controlled situation. They are in emergency relief phase and it is NOT appropriate for volunteers to go yet. We will update you as this situation changes. UMCOR is releasing grants to Puerto Rico quickly and talking daily with the Bishop and other church leaders on the islands.