100 for Florida: We Need Your Church to Serve in Florida Disaster Response Effort
Your help is needed in response to Florida Hurricane Recovery. As our neighbors in the Florida Annual Conference face a 20-county clean-up effort following Hurricane Ian, the North Georgia Conference is looking to multiply our numbers in service in Florida in the coming weeks. Our goal is for representatives from 100 churches to commit to serving, "boots on the ground," in Florida.
What can my church do?
Who is a good candidate to serve on a team?
- Identify two or three already-badged ERT or skilled workers willing to serve
- Encourage them to contact Rev Scott Parrish
This stage of response is best for those who are physically fit, able to work in a disaster environment, work well with a team, able to sleep on an air mattress at a church, have good humor, and are flexible. They will also need to be Safe Sanctuaries trained, something they can accomplish through the local church.
What can they expect?
The work will primarily be tarping or clean out of flood-damaged homes. An experienced team leader coordinates with local leadership on the assigned jobs and the Early Response Team will work together to accomplish those assigned tasks.
ERT usually serve 3 days, plus factor in two days of travel.
To volunteer, please complete reach out to Rev. Scott Parrish. Thank you for your patience as we coordinate availability, need, and skill set.
How has the North Georgia Conference Responded So Far?
- Note that the form has now closed
North Georgia has already sent two ERT groups, delivered two truck-loads of supplies, delivered our conference shower trailer as Florida opens another church to host ERT in Fort Myers, and some of these same ERT who served in the last week are in the queue to return! Check for regular updates at https://www.ngumc.org/newsdetail/hurricane-ian-update-17046048