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Early Response Team

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"In the hours and days after disaster, those who survive are looking for anything to give them hope.  ERT's can provide the kind of immediate response that restores hope, builds faith, and encourages those who are looking to their neighbor for support"  

- Rev. Tom Hazelwood, Assistant General Secretary, UMCOR

In partnership with The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) and The Missouri Conference of The United Methodist Church, Manchester UMC is creating a new Early Response Team (ERT) ministry.  

ERT's 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.

For more information on the ERT ministry at Manchester UMC, please contact Dave Bertolino, John Himpel, or David Watson.