Disaster Response work teams and ERT (Early Response Teams) teams are still needed in the areas of Clay and Center Point, AL. At this time we are calling for in-conference teams only, and outside conference teams can be scheduled on a case-by-case basis by contacting Rev. Matt Lacey, email@example.com. If outside conference teams wish to serve all team members must have current and valid ERT UMCOR badges and disaster response experience, and must be self-contained.
At this time we are easing the requirements for in-conference teams. North Alabama teams must have a team leader with a valid UMCOR badge and disaster response experience. The members of the team must be disaster-response sensitive individuals, and though not required, UMCOR training is desired. All teams are subject to Safe Sanctuaries requirements. All individuals handing chainsaws must have chainsaw training or experience.
Here is the following information for how to serve in various areas. Please be flexible, and try your best to understand that individuals in affected areas, and volunteer orgs. are getting a lot of phone calls:
Clay, AL: Clay UMC is working with local authorities to continue to complete debris removal and chainsaw work. Please call 205-681-2727.
Center Point, AL: Please contact Christian Service Mission during the week at (205) 252-9906.
All areas: Hands on Birmingham is also coordinating relief. You can register through their website, after creating a login, or call (205) 251-5849. They will deploy teams on an as-needed basis.
If you have any questions concerning disaster relief work for the 2012 tornadoes, please contact Rev. Matt Lacey at firstname.lastname@example.org