In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy
UPDATE - 12/18/12
More than 25 persons from Park UMC are now trained as ERT - Early Response Team members for the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR).
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.
UMCOR works in collaboration with United Methodist Volunteers In Mission (UMVIM).
We are deploying each week to various towns along the Jersey Shore to assist with mucking out homes, tearing out sheet rock, flooring, and other flood damaged items.
To aid in this effort we are partnering with the Butler United Methodist Church to equip a trailer for onsight work. We are in need of the following items:
Gas Power Washer - $290,
5500 Watt Gas Generator - $700, Propane Heater 60,000 BTU - 200, ShopVac - $90,
Propane Tank (3) $30,
Wheelbarrow 2 solid wheel 6 cubic ft. - $135,
Chalk Line (2) - $14,
Cat's Nail Puller (2) - $18,
Extention Cord 14 GA 50FT (3) - $25,
Square Shovel Long Handle (2) - $12
If you would like more information on becoming an ERT member please contact the church office (973-429-7745)
As YOU can, join us with your prayers, presence, gifts, and service.
May the LORD God be with you and your families.
Grace and Peace,
WE ARE ALSO IN NEED OF:
5 gallon buckets
boxes of paper face masks
contractor garbage bags
winter coats - women, men, children
If you can help us with any of these needs, please call the church office! (phone 973-429-7745)