Update on U.S. Disaster Response

Update on U.S. Disaster Response


Tom Vencuss

9/18/2017

Cathy Earl, UMCOR’s director of U.S. disaster response, met with conference personnel to review and support The Florida Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church to optimize communication pathways, distribution of supplies, and coordination of volunteers as the conference plans for recovery. Staff have been assigned to manage communications for two weeks. Florida Annual Conference hired a director of recovery ministries and identified a volunteer coordinator. Barbara Tripp, UMCOR disaster response consultant, will follow up with Florida Annual Conference to help establish ERT reception and the volunteer network. Florida Annual Conference has been asked by FEMA to lead the case management task force. UMCOR will also be supporting this work through grants and technical guidance.