Early Response Teams from North Georgia Continue to Respond to Hurricane Damage in Florida


After the news stories subside it's easy to forget about the devastation caused by Hurricane Ian and Hurricane Nicole this fall. But North Georgia United Methodists haven't forgotten and keep showing up.

Last week, two Early Response Teams from North Georgia served in Florida in coordination with the Florida Annual Conference. A team with members from Northside UMC, Hillside UMC, and Due West UMC served on the Fort Myers coast while a team from Alpharetta First UMC, Midway UMC, Northbrook UMC, and Zoar UMC served in DeLand.

Some of these volunteers are on their third, fourth, or fifth trip since Hurricane Ian struck.

The Fall 2022 Honor Roll of North Georgia Conference churches who put "boots on the ground" since September 28 include:

  • Northside UMC
  • Alpharetta First UMC
  • Northbrook UMC
  • Midway UMC
  • Zoar UMC
  • Hillside UMC
  • Due West UMC
  • Canton UMC
  • Newnan First UMC
  • Cornerstone UMC
  • Woodstock UMC
  • St James UMC Atlanta
  • Roswell UMC
More are already on the roster for January 2023!

"There’s still plenty of work," said Rev. Scott Parrish, Conference Disaster Response Coordinator. "And soon that work will shift to the long term recovery and the rebuilding phase. This vital community ministry helps families, entire neighborhoods, and regions bounce back from one of the worst days or seasons of their life. Thank you to our committed, diligent ERT leaders and teams."