Disaster Response Contacts

Susquehanna Conference Coordinator

    Phone: 717-994-6294
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Doug Sivers will handle the North East area which covers Wilkes-Barre District, Scranton Districts, Bradford County and the areas of Nanticoke and Shickshinny.
Phone: 607-725-3086
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Andy Fox will handle the Central area which covers Williamsport District and Lewisburg District (except for Nanticoke and Shickshinny)
Phone: 570-854-4920
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All offers to help with clean up and recovery should be directed to Ron Salsman.

We are asking that all flood relief donations be sent to the Conference Flood Relief,
Dept. # 120, Account # 61185


Early Response Team (ERT) Supervisor:
William "Bill" Toner
2045 Sauers Road
Harrisburg, PA 17110
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Early Response Teams (ERTs) are often the first people on the ground providing aid after a disaster strikes. Their mission is to create a caring presence. They immediately help to clean things up and make homes safe, sanitary and secure. ERT volunteers must go through ERT training with UMCOR. This ensures that they will operate under specific guidelines that allow them to be productive and caring while causing no further harm or being a burden.


Spiritual and Emotional Care Team Supervisor:
Rev. Howard Woodruff
712 Linden Street
Scranton, PA 18510
Phone: 570-342-8263

Disaster Response "Care Teams" are faith-based, on-going teams with standardized UMCOR training that provide spiritual and emotional care following disasters. Deployed through their conference disaster response, Care Teams provide support, information and referral for a holistic disaster recovery and help disaster survivors connect with their personal, community, spiritual, emotional and basic life resources. United Methodist Care Teams comply with standards set by National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster.