Current Disaster Response: Ways to Serve

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

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.

NYAC provides opportunities for Leadership Training and has had a long and strong history of responding to both emergency and long-term needs both domestically and internationally.  

There are also opportunities for local NYAC churches and Cooperative Parishes to serve with immediate needs in areas such as those noted below:

Flooding in the Hudson Valley (July 2023)

  • Assemble Flood Buckets and Hygiene Kits. Flood Buckets help families and volunteers begin the overwhelming work of cleaning up after a flood. Go here to watch a video and download instructions on how to assemble a flood bucket. 
    Hygiene Kits help families and volunteers maintain hygiene and prevent the spread of germs after a disaster. Here is a video and instructions you can download to learn how to assemble a hygiene kit.

  • Collect cases of Bottled Water.  Flood victims, disaster response teams, emergency response crews, and volunteers need access to clean drinking water. 
  • Drop off items at Collection Sites. When you have assembled flood buckets, hygiene kits and cases of bottled water, you can bring your supplies to these NYAC collection sites:


    Catskill-Hudson District
    Catskill UMC
    40 Woodland
    Catskill NY 12414

    Long Island East District
    Bayport UMC
    482 Middle Road
    Bayport NY 11705

    Connecticut District
    Seymour UMC
    90 Pearl Street
    Seymour CT 06483
    Please email Rev. Lisa Bosworth for info. 

    Long Island West District
    St. Mark's UMC
    2017 Beverly Road
    Brooklyn NY 11226
    Long Island East District
    Bayport UMC
    482 Middle Road
    Bayport NY 11705
    Metropolitan District
    New York Conference Annual Conference Offices
    20 Soundview Avenue
    White Plains NY 10606)

                                                             New York/Connecticut District

                                                                           Mt. Kisco UMC
                                                                         300 E. Main Street
                                                                    Mt. Kisco NY 10549-3014)

  • Give generously. Donations help churches and communities care for unforeseen needs when responding to a disaster. Your donation will go directly to supporting disaster response in the Hudson Valley. Click here to donate; please enter your donation amount under "Donate to Hudson Valley Flood Relief." 

Have questions? We have answers, please email if you have questions to need additional information.