Disaster Ministries Early Response Training Opportunities
Texas Annual Conference Disaster Ministries has scheduled two trainings for February for those interested in becoming Early Response Team disaster response volunteers.
Early Response Teams are called upon in times of humanitarian disasters, be they natural or man-made, to provide a loving presence to survivors, stop any further damage from occurring, and bring relief to those in need. This may be in the form of removing water-damaged items from homes, securing structures to prevent further damage, helping affected families pack and relocate to a safer location, or providing immediately needed supplies such as food and water. ERTs may also be called on during disaster recovery to help homeowners return their homes to a new "normal." ERTs are NOT first responders. We do not conduct search and rescue operations. Once local officials have declared an area safe, we are often one of the first organizations into an affected area to begin bringing assistance to survivors.