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 (tvencuss@nyac.com).


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  https://youtu.be/62wKQU5iOyM  and the June NYAC rebuild team  https://youtu.be/htkgRLGFHNU.

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.