Churches of Christ Disaster Response Team
The task before us is to bring the Good News of the Gospel to disaster survivors. Our commitment is to strengthen the local church. Many people and organizations will come and go during the course of a disaster, but it is the local church that can be the enduring reminder that love and support was found and help was given. Therefore, we commit ourselves to work with the local congregations to effectively and efficiently serve disaster survivors in Christ's name so they will find truth and hope.
Who We Are and What We Do
The Disaster Response Team is immediately available to the local congregation(s) in the disaster stricken area. The purpose of the Disaster Response Team is to aid the local congregation in recruiting and receiving volunteers to assist with the emotional and spiritual needs of the disaster victims and to assist them in the clean-up and rebuilding stage.
The Disaster Response Team will bring the following to the disaster site to aid the local congregation in reaching out to their community:
Mobile Shower Trailer
Completely stocked tool trailers
DRT PURCHASES THE FOOD THAT IS SERVED TO ENTIRE COMMUNITIES IN THE DISASTER AREAS AS WELL AS BUILDING MATERIALS, HOUSEHOLD SUPPLIES, TOOLS, DEBRIS REMOVAL, ETC. FOR THOSE WITHOUT/UNDER INSURED.
WHAT THE DISASTER RESPONSE TEAM OFFERS
Trained 1st Response Volunteer Coordinators brought in to help your congregation set up a relief effort working with distribution, clean up and rebuilding phases
30' Commercial Mobile Kitchen Unit brought in to serve 3,000-4,000 meals/day to community and volunteers
1st Response Semi Tool Trailer and several additional stocked tool trailers brought in loaded with generators, chain saws, shovels, hammers, wheelbarrows, basically any tool that will be needed by volunteers
RV's brought in to help house volunteers
Shower trailer for volunteer use
Database of thousands of volunteers who have signed up with DRT that are called in to work
DRT helps to purchase food and building material