Early Response Teams (ERT)

Upcoming Training

Training is available at Byhalia United Methodist Church in Byhalia, Mississippi Saturday, October 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Those interested can click here for more information and how to register. 

Training is available at Pascagoula First United Methodist Church in Pascagoula, Mississippi Saturday, October 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Those interested can click here for more information and how to register. 


Guidelines for Teams

1. Trained early response teams (ERT) will be needed first. Wait for further details on staging areas and locations ready to receive assistance.

2. Teams must be self-sufficient. Many areas lack electricity, access to food and drinking water, supplies and gasoline. Once staging areas and housing for teams is known that will be communicated.

3. Bring tarps, tools, etc. for covering homes and supplies and debris removal.

4. Determine whether or not each member of your team has insurance. United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) insurance is secondary to your existing coverage and has a $50 deductible. 

5. Continue to monitor email and the conference website for emerging detail.