Early ResponseTeam Plans Trip, Seeks Donations


A Methodist Church Early Response Team from Texas is going to North Alabama May 18-21 to do some clean up work after the tornados there.


These teams are trained and credentialed responders whose mission is to ensure a "safe, sanitary, and secure" environment for the survivors, as well as provide a caring Christian presence. In talking to Amelia Fletcher of the North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church, I asked her about particularly needed items that the ERT team could bring when we go. I'd like to ask each of you if you could collect any of the following items through your churches:


Personal care items

Infant/adult diapers



Blankets/sheets/towels -- these items especially needed!


Please drop them off to First United Methodist Church in Huntsville (1016 Sam Houston Ave, Huntsville, TX 77320 / please call Rev. Ellen Willett at 936-295-5441) from May 15th to May 17th.


We'll have room to pack them in the district emergency response trailer. If you wish to send cash or checks, please send them right away to FUMC made out to Rick Carpenter.


Thank you all very much and God bless you,

Rick Carpenter

Huntsville, East Texas

Lay District Disaster Response Coordinator, West District


See the latest TACCOR updates, trainings and needs at www.txcumc.org/taccor.