Below is a message from North Alabama Conference Director of Mission and Advocacy Rev. Matt Lacey.
We have spoken with the EMA in the Clay area, which was heavily affected by Monday morning's storms, and as of Tuesday, January 24 at 8 a.m., they will be ready to receive Early Response Teams (ERT) from within the North Alabama Conference that fit the following criteria:
Churches are encouraged to go ahead and have teams assembled and ready to tarp roofs and complete debris removal.
Team members must by 19 years of age and older. The EMA in the area will supervise volunteers and dispatch them. As always, teams are encouraged to maintain flexibility as disaster situations can change quickly.
Teams are to meet Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, at 8 a.m. at Clay United Methodist Church at 6790 Old Springville Road, Pinson, AL 35216. Teams are encouraged to wear your green Disaster Response t-shirts or a shirt from your local United Methodist church.
At this time we are only calling for in-Conference ERT teams. After completion of work, team leaders please email Rev. Jonathan Todd, Central District Disaster Coordinator, at email@example.com with the number of hours worked and number of properties each team assisted.
If you have any questions concerning ERT work, please contact Rev. Matt Lacey at firstname.lastname@example.org.