Early Response Team (ERT)

Early Response Teams (ERTs) fill a specific need in the early days after a disaster to clean out flood-damaged homes, remove debris, place tarps on homes, and otherwise help to prevent further damage, while providing a caring Christian presence. ERTs are not a first-response group of emergency workers, nor are they recovery, rebuild, or repair teams. Under very specific guidelines, ERTs assist survivors, without causing further harm or being a burden to the affected community. These teams require an invitation to travel to another district, conference, or jurisdiction. Training is available for adults who desire to meet immediate needs following natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornados and floods in our region. For more information, please contact Keith Foster at keithf@aumc.net or 826-8800