Disaster Response & Recovery Ministry

The AWF Conference Disaster Response & Recovery Ministry is committed to providing the loving presence of Christ as we respond to natural disasters within our conference and across the connection.  As groundwork, the ministry provides a framework of resources and training for the local church and district, thus strengthening response within their communities. 

Trained AWF Conference Early Response Teams (ERT) enter a disaster recovery area upon invitation. The ministry programs are developed to build and deploy trained volunteer teams to begin the relief process of cleanup and debris removal, tarping, etc. after first responders have been into the area. 

Contact Rev. Chris Ackerman for more information regarding how your church can be prepared to respond to the next disaster. 

AWF Conference Disaster Response Coordinator

Our Disaster Response work is in partnership with UMCOR, the United Methodist Committee on Relief. UMCOR receives top marks with multiple charity rating organizations. Click here to read more from Charity Navigator.