Current Disaster Sites Where Long Term Recovery Teams

Dear All,
Listed below are the current sites for long term recovery teams to serve.

STORMS / DISASTERS of 2011-2012

1.      Alabama-West Florida.The Alabama West Florida Conference is requesting teams to help in the rebuilding efforts after the April 2011 Storms in the Demopolis District.  We are still needing skilled rebuild teams through August 2012. We are hoping to complete 3 houses we are currently working on by the end of that month. We need electricians, drywall, painters, cabinets & cabinet installation, and flooring in the Demopolis District, primarily in Choctaw County. Teams will stay in one of the five church locations in the Demopolis District. For more information, please contact Charles Walters, Tornado Response Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .'; document.write(''); document.write(addy_text88421); document.write('<\/a>'); //-->\n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   http://www.awfumc.org/news/detail/683  (UMVIM Project # SEJ-AWF-1211-01:  posted 5/5/11; Updated 6/12/12)

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Disaster Response Coordinators in NEJ Conferences

Disaster Response Contact Information for:

Greater New Jersey:
     E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
     Web page: http://www.gnjumc.org/pages/detail/303

Registration is through their website  www.afuturewithhope.org or simply emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Due to local code, lack of community organizations, governmental restrictions, Unions, etc. - the response by rebuilding teams is still being decided and planned.   It is still uncertain as to what the capacity will be as the area moves into rebuilding. Some teams are being calendared in a very limited capacity. The Disaster Recovery staff is working hard to field all the requests for placement by teams making certain that viable work exists for those who are invited to serve through the conference process.  Age limits are still being decided upon by locality.


New York:
    Disaster Response Coordinator:
    Rev. Joseph Ewoodzie

    Disaster Volunteer Coordinator:
    Barbara Burnside
   
    Phone: 914-615-2233
    Contact Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Web page: http://nyac.com/pages/detail/1786

Registration is through their website  www.nyac.com  They have 5 sites that are hosting teams. Team members must be at least 18 years of age due to local governmental restrictions.  Case management training just took place this past week so that the process of identifying clients for the rebuilding can begin. The delay of government funding, Winter, code regulations, rebuilding guidelines, and Union opposition has led to many challenges.  The conference staff is trying to increase capacity for teams and the corresponding hosting but it will take time.  Please don't try and challenge the age rule - it is not negotiable.


Peninsula-Delaware:
     Disaster Response Coordinator:
     Rev. D. Rich Walton, Sr. - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    
     Spiritual Care Team Supervisor:
     Rev. Bonnie Shively – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     Web page: http://www.pen-del.org/pages/detail/1073

Registration is through email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  The response is limited to Crisfield MD which sustained heavy flooding due to Sandy. Capacity is only 20-30 team members per week and case management is being conducted by local community resources. Housing is in a local UMC. The Recovery team is trying to increase capacity while staying within the rebuilding process set up by the community recovery committee. Age limit is currently 16 years of age.


West Virgina:
   
Disaster Response Coordinators:  
    Rev. Dan Lowther: (c) 304-642-0897, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Rev. Sue Lowther: (c) 304-642-0896, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
   
    Webpage: http://www.wvumc.org/disasterrelief

Damage and flooding occurred due to large amounts of snowfall from Hurricane Sandy. Contact Jenny Gannaway at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for current needs and placement sites for teams.