The Early Response Team was developed to help organize and train people to be prepared to assist when a disaster such as a hurricane, tornado, or flood strikes.
Several members of St Matthew’s joined this early effort and received
training to prepare them for providing relief to disaster victims.
Our existing program is designed for trained second responders to local and national fire/rescue in the event of disasters. A trailer was purchased and outfitted by the Baltimore Washington Conference to provide a means for this team to carry the tools and support equipment needed to be self-sufficient at a disaster site.
To support our early responders and supplies needed there are often local work days where we assemble health kits and flood buckets to help in the early disaster relief efforts.