Current Disaster Response

The role of disaster response recovery teams is to provide permanent repair/rebuild within disaster affected communities. While teams often require specialized skills, we encourage a holistic approach to recovery. 

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 ( (914-615-2248) at the Conference office. 

To date, 12 NYAC volunteer teams have served as part of the Puerto Rico recovery effort.


Upcoming NYAC Recovery Teams 

June 22 to 29: CT District Team

        Team Leader: Tom Vencuss

        Contact information: Tom Vencuss  ( 


Cost: $650 - includes airfare, room and board, all project-related expenses. 


Team Leaders Needed

One key to an effective disaster response effort is quality and experienced leadership.

There is a great deal of organization and responsibility that goes into leading and coordinating both a disaster response and mission team. We will continue to provide opportunities for Leadership Training. We will also be willing to assist qualified and experienced Team Leaders with finances if needed.

The NYAC has had a long and strong history of responding to both emergency and long-term needs both domestically and internationally. It is our hope and intent to continue that support.

For more information contact Tom Vencuss at the NYAC Missions office (