Disaster Response Ministry

"Giving Help, Hope and Healing to Survivors of Disaster"

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Scott Parrish, NGC Disaster Response Coordinator

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Teams Needed in Florida

In the video linked below, Bishop Sue talks with Bishop Ken Carter of the Florida Conference about how North Georgia United Methodists can serve in her home state.

Bishop Sue Calls for Volunteers in North and South Carolina

North Georgia's bishop traveled to disaster response sites in South Carolina and North Carolina to visit with residents, talk with Conference leaders, and to offer a hand from our Annual Conference to theirs.



One of the ways we can most help in times of disaster is with our financial gifts. Make a donation to UMCOR through your local United Methodist Church. As always, 100 percent of designated funds go to those in need. Use NGUMC Fund #4390 for UMCOR US Disaster Response. 

Deployment Procedures

Disaster Response Teams working through The United Methodist Church are known for being the first to arrive and last to leave in times of disaster. By coordinating with local and national response organizations and following established protocols, the United Methodist connection is effective and useful. Here is the deployment procedure for ERTs (Early Response Teams):

  1. ERTs from within the affected Conference are deployed first (if available).

  2. When additional ERTs are needed from outside that Conference they will request assistance from the Conferences in their Jurisdiction. (Contiguous conferences first and then outward.) 

  3. Should additional teams become necessary from outside the affected Jurisdiction then notification will come from the Jurisdictional UMVIM coordinators (United Methodist Volunteers in Mission). 

Be in Disaster Response Ministry

What does it take to become an:

Connecting Neighbors

Current Training Offered

We have a few volunteer trainers available, and the current schedule of classes, with information and registration, is here.


North Georgia Warehouse

The warehouse is open by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays. A church should bring enough people to unload as our coordinators only do administrative tasks related to the donations. Please make an appointment with Rev. Matt Murphy at 404-403-5233 or Headland Heights UMC at 404-344-0144.