UMCOR’S US Disaster Training for the Local Church

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The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) responds to disasters around the world and right here in the United States.  Part of their program includes disaster response training that helps with immediate needs and long term recovery.  This February 9, 2016 article describes some of the benefits of quality training and its effects on survivors, and the link to “Seven ‘Fast Facts’ About UMCOR Training” offers more detail on the program.  
 
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From the UMCOR Hotline:
When disaster strikes, it is the local church that provides the first response to the community. This basic understanding, that disaster response is local, forms the foundation for UMCOR’s US disaster training and response.

UMCOR trains teams of volunteers, local churches, districts, and conferences in disaster recovery so that they have the tools they need to coordinate an efficient response. Whether it’s early response team training, case management, or “Connecting Neighbors,” a disaster-readiness program that equips volunteer trainers to help guide the church in recovery, UMCOR provides the expertise the local church needs during times of disaster.

“UMCOR remains the ‘go-to’ organization for disaster case management training,” said Catherine Earl, U.S. Disaster Response executive, “and it is through this long-term recovery partnership that lives can be changed in lasting ways.”

After a disaster, UMCOR provides financial assistance at the request of the affected annual conference, expertise in disaster response, and networking to connect the church, local government, and other experts and organizations to help communities get back on their feet.

Read “Seven ‘Fast Facts’ About UMCOR Training” now to learn more.

Gifts to UMCOR U.S. Disaster Response, Advance #901670 , support these training programs, as well as aid in disaster recovery.

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