As spring storms are bringing damaging winds and widespread flooding throughout our conference, IGRC Early Response Teams are available to assist with storm cleanup. ERT volunteers are trained and badged by the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) to respond with a caring, Christian presence while cleaning out flooded homes, preventing mold, removing debris and tarping roofs. ERT’s respond in the relief phase after a disaster and are not rebuild teams.
If there is an emergency in your area, please first contact your district office to make them aware of the situation. Then contact at least one of the following: Ron Monroe, Conference Early Response Team Coordinator at 217-529-3741;Ken Miner, Chairperson of IGRC Disaster Response Committee at 217-725-5870; and Bunny Wolfe, Coordinator of Missions & Outreach at 217-529-2749. Please be prepared to give contact information so teams are able to coordinate with local disaster coordinators.