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.
The NYAC supports the following disaster response efforts:
- Puerto Rico – Hurricane Maria
- Bahamas – Hurricane Dorian
- Domestic Disaster Response
Puerto Rico: 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.
Upcoming NYAC Recovery Teams
Bahamas March 18 – 25
Puerto Rico March 23 – 30
Team Leader and contact: Mike Butler (email@example.com) Cost: $650
Marianna, Florida – Hurricane Michael response March 20 to 28
Team Leader: Jud Ramaker (team filled)
Bahamas April 13 - 18 Team Leader: Wesley Daniel Cost: $800
All Bahama response volunteers must have a passport with an expiration date at least 6-months beyond travel dates, a current UMCOR Early Response Badge, be in good physical condition, and able to “rough it.” We will be among the first teams to respond.