Current Disaster Response

New Team Forming for Puerto Rico Recovery – October 22

Craig Fitzsimmons, recently retired NYAC clergy, will be leading a team to Puerto Rico from October 22 to 29. For additional information or an application form contact the NYAC Missions office (

This past year, NYAC teams have responded to Texas (3), Florida (1), and Puerto Rico (5).  Please see the following videos from the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico  and the June NYAC rebuild team

Mission/Disaster Response Team Leader Training – October 13
Whether leading a group in an overseas mission, early response, or a long-term recovery team, a first and critical part is qualified and experienced team leadership. If you are interested in learning more about leading a team or would like lead a future team this is for you. If you consider yourself experienced as a team leader we would like your input as well. Others can learn from your experiences. An on-line registration form will be available and required.
Date: October 13
Time: 9 AM to  12 PM
Location: Conference Center Main Meeting Room 
On-line registration will be available shortly and required
Disaster Emotional and Spiritual Care Training
Date: September 22
Time: 9 AM to 1 PM
Location: Centerport (LI) UMC
Please see the NYAC website for more information
On-line registration will be available and required

Emergency Service Centers

The NYAC has received a $95,000 grant from UMCOR to assist in addressing the needs of persons from Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands who have relocated to the US-mainland, either temporarily or permanently. This assistance will be through local assistance centers and an Unmet Needs Roundtable.