Disaster response personnel unloading a truckWe all know that disasters happen, always without our permission and never on any schedule. Disasters have become a part of our lives – they happen in our communities, in our state, in our country, and throughout the world. What we as United Methodists can do is be prepared for disasters and be ready to respond as soon as possible after disaster strikes.

The Disaster Response Team (DRT) of the Wisconsin Conference of the United Methodist Church steps quickly into a position to help soon after disaster strikes--just as soon as an area is safe, sanitary and secure. The DRT engages in early response, spiritual and emotional care, as well as long-term recovery efforts, long after immediate agencies have left the scene (many times our team takes more than a year to complete their mission). The Wisconsin Conference DRT calls you to help in any way you can through volunteering and financial support.

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is our partner, providing expert assistance in planning, preparation and disaster response. Much of the work of disaster recovery throughout the conference is funded by grants from UMCOR, as well as the generosity of Wisconsin Conference United Methodists as they freely give their time, talents and treasure to recovery efforts.