Early Response Team
The team is made up of certified individuals who are trained to respond to disasters primarily in Florida when called to action by the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church.
Disaster Preparation and Response
This team consists of two groups of dedicated Christians. Area representatives are prepared to take phone calls from those who need help in the event of an approaching storm or in its aftermath. They report the needs to the Early Response Team which will arrange help.
Going North for the Summer or on Vacation?
Church volunteers can secure your home in the event of a disaster. Simply complete the “Homeowner Release of Liability” form below and return it to the church office. In the event of an emergency, repairs will be made to your home to keep it safe. If you have any questions, please call Larry Frum at (352) 638-0533.
United Methodist Committee On Relief (UMCOR)
Mission teams from New Covenant travel to the UMCOR Sager-Brown facility in Baldwin, Louisiana. They assist in assembling health kits and packages for shipments that are needed around the world when disasters occur. The mission team may also assist in doing home repairs for families in need in the Louisiana area. New Covenant volunteers at home also prepare and sew bags that are used for packing kits.
UMCOR CONTINUES RELIEF AID TO NEPAL THROUGH PARTNERS
A recently approved grant of $85,066 from the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) to CASA, Church Auxiliary for Social Action, will meet emergency needs and provide immediate relief for 1,000 earthquake-affected families in Nepal.
About 60 of the 75 districts of the country were impacted by the April 25 earthquake. To date, more than 7,600 people have died and 16,392 are injured. In addition, 284,455 houses have been destroyed and another 234,102 homes are damaged. More than a week after the quake, some 37,500 survivors in the Kathmandu Valley continued to live and sleep out in the open. More than 8 million are in need of humanitarian assistance.… For more information, please visit their website at www.umcor.org
This ongoing ministry works in storm disaster areas after most early response teams have completed their work and are gone. The Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church sends the team as needed.