Current Disaster Response
The role of disaster response recovery teams is to provide permanent repair/rebuild within disaster affected communities. While our teams are open to all volunteers and we encourage a wholistic approach to recovery, long-term recovery often requires specialized skills.
Update: Puerto Rico Response
In August 2018 UMCOR and Volunteers in Mission relocated the Puerto Rico Response Volunteer Mainland office to the New York Conference Missions office. All information, team scheduling, and volunteer inquiries may be made by contacting Tymera Jackson (firstname.lastname@example.org) (914-615-2248) at the Conference office.
To date, 9 NYAC volunteer teams have served as part of the Puerto Rico recovery effort.
Upcoming NYAC Recovery Teams
January 30 to February 4 (Team full)
CT District Team - Team Leaders: Jill Wilson and Steve Kolitz
April 4 to April 11
Team Leader: Craig Fitzsimmons
Contact NYAC Missions office (email@example.com) for information and
June 22 to 29: CT District Team
Team Leader: Rev Alpher Sylvester
Contact information: Jill Wilson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Cost: $650 - includes airfare, room and board, all project-related expenses.
Hurricane Response - Michael, Maria, Irma, Harvey
The NYAC has deployed 4 recovery teams to assist in hurricane relief efforts: Texas (2); Florida (1); North Carolina (1).
Two additional teams are scheduled for Central Florida as part of the Irma Recovery effort:
March 16 to 23
Location: Sebring, Florida
Team 1: Terry Temple (filled)
Team 2: Jud Ramaker (spots still available)
Cost: $500, includes airfare and all team-project expenses
Contact the NYAC Missions office email@example.com for more information and an application.