When a disaster strikes, whether in Ohio or across the nation, the Foothills District is ready to respond – with prayers, volunteers, financial support, and most importantly, the compassion of Jesus Christ. Several churches in our district have Early Response Teams and Volunteer in Mission teams, and we will be organizing more. Our Early Response Teams serve in the immediate aftermath of a disaster, while Mission Volunteers provide long-term support.
How Can I Help?
We need volunteers to be trained as ERTs and to participate in VIM teams. Contact Chuck Carroll, Foothills District Disaster Coordinator, for more information at chuckcarroll47 [at] gmail.com or 740-662-3694.
Donations can be given online to West Ohio Disaster Response. Funds can be used for everything from construction materials to hiring case managers. West Ohio also offers disaster readiness training so churches can be prepared to react or assist during a disaster. In addition, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) provides disaster response and long-term relief on a national and global level.
Learn more about Disaster Response ministry on the West Ohio Disaster Response website, by contacting your District Disaster Coordinator, or by reading the Conference's Disaster Response Plan.