Community Disaster Response Team (CDRT)

HURRICANE HARVEY AND HURRICANE IRMA DISASTER RESPONSE

The needs for the response to both Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma will be great. God’s people are once again called on to stand in the
“GAP” – Give. Act. Pray. You may call Monday Through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (EDT), at 1-800-872-3283 and donate by phone.

Online Giving for Hurricane Harvey:
https://pma.pcusa.org/donate/make-a-gift/gift-info/DR000169/

Online Giving for Hurricane Irma:
https://pma.pcusa.org/donate/make-a-gift/gift-info/DR000194

If you prefer to mail a check:
For Texas: Please write DR000169-Harvey on the memo line
For Florida: Please write DR000194-Irma on the memo line

You may send it to:
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
P.O. Box 643700
Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3700

Ways your church can help right away:
The CDRT could use help with plumbing and electrical work to complete 6 shower buildings that are currently under construction.
Make Clean-Up Buckets that we can deliver to Texas and Florida in the near future. OUR GOAL IS TO COLLECT 550 BUCKETS!
The CDRT could use church volunteers to help us check the Clean-Up buckets to ensure that all needed items are in them.


Join the CDRT! See the flyer for details
The Presbytery of Charlotte’s Community Disaster Response Team invites you to become a part of this ACTION ministry!

Formed in 1999 after Hurricane Floyd struck North Carolina, this Presbytery of Charlotte ministry has had to mature from necessity responding to 2005’s Hurricane Katrina and its challenging aftermath. Since then we’ve continued to…

* sponsor and support mission trips primarily throughout North Carolina and the Southeast
* supply our churches with onsite trailers for food, clothing and disaster supply collections
* provide low-no cost supplies transportation for local agencies/Haitian relief/ Presbyterian Disaster Assistance

The Community Disaster Response Team of the Presbytery of Charlotte has been working to develop a plan in the event of a disaster/crisis inside or outside of our Presbytery bounds.  We are continuously identifying the churches, individuals and groups willing to respond in various ways to the ministry of disaster/crisis response. Church World Service defines a disaster as an occurrence – whether it’s a shooting, terrorist attack, or tornado that – “produces human suffering or creates human needs that survivors cannot alleviate without assistance.”
CONTACT THE COMMUNITY DISASTER RESPONSE TEAM:
Fred Wally, Moderator
Phone: 704-892-1580  Email: fdwally@hotmail.com


BUILD SHOWER BUILDINGS FOR DISASTER RESPONSE

This is a great project for Church Mission Teams, Presbyterian Men/Women, Youth Groups, Boy Scouts, etc.  Funding is provided by Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. Churches do not have to provide funding for the building projects, but may make a contribution if desired. Each completed building is the property of the Presbytery of Charlotte.

HERE’S HOW YOU GET STARTED:
1: Church representative contacts the Presbytery’s Community Disaster Response Team (CDRT) and expresses interest in construction
2:   CDRT will meet with your church and explain the building project and what is required
3:   If your church decides to take on the project, we will discuss whether you want to do a complete building with electrical and plumbing or if you want the CDRT to do electrical and plumbing installation.
4:  CDRT will supply the church with all materials and plans to construct a shower building
5:  The CDRT is available during construction if problems or questions come up.
6:  Once the building is completed, we load it onto a trailer and put it in storage until needed at a site.


CDRT “CLEAN UP BUCKETS” DRIVE
The Disaster Response Team is continuing the Clean-Up Bucketsdrive with a goal to collect 550 or more buckets. **Please try to purchase items in sizes as close as possible to the listed description. Buckets may be dropped off at Statesville Avenue Presbyterian Church, 3435 Nevin Road, Charlotte, Tuesday-Thursday from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm, or Bethpage Presbyterian Church, 6020 Mooresville Rd., Kannapolis, NC (*please contact Fred Wally at fdwally@hotmail.com or phone 704-892-1580 before delivering items to Bethpage)