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Mi Hyeon Lee
District Superintendent
Mi Hyeon Lee

Heather Calhoun
Executive Assistant
Heather Calhoun

Terri Romano
Administrative Assistant
Terri Romano

(573) 441-8878
3601 Amron Court
Columbia, Missouri 65202

Early Response Team Training

Early Response Team Training
When
Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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Where
Schweitzer UMC
2747 E Sunshine St.
Springfield, MO 65804

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Email
rshepard@moumethodist.org

Contact
Robin Shepard, Conference Disaster Response Coordinator

Early Response Teams (ERTs) fill a specific need in the early days after a disaster to help to prevent further damage, while providing a caring Christian presence.

ERTs are not a first-response group of emergency workers, nor are they recovery, rebuild, or repair teams. Under very specific guidelines, ERTs assist survivors, without causing further harm or being a burden to the affected community.

Come learn about where United Methodists are involved during a disaster, how do we get prepared for a disaster, what we can do when a disaster strikes. You will learn about the roles Early Response Teams plan in the early days after a disaster:
  • Provide a Christian presence, be a part of the caring ministry of listening.
  • Take steps to prevent further damage to a family’s personal property: tarps, flood clean-out, debris removal
  • Help manage donated materials, gather information, or do other things needed in the community
  • Observe survivor’s needs and report those to the local disaster operations
The time to think about this training is now, before the next disaster strikes. Under the UMCOR system, early responders cannot help unless they are trained. Included in the ERT training is an UMCOR Verified Volunteers background check. We will begin promptly at 9 a.m. and dismiss at 4 p.m. Your $25 registration will include lunch, materials and t-shirt.

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