Community Disaster Response Team (CDRT)

HURRICANE FLORENCE UPDATE
FROM YOUR COMMUNITY DISASTER RESPONSE TEAM 

            CDRT CLEAN UP BUCKET INVENTORY AT GILWOOD PC
The flood cleanup bucket inventory took place on Saturday, September 29th, at Gilwood Presbyterian Church. This is where we made a final check that all items are in each bucket. We had over 600 buckets from a past church drive and inventoried 430 of them to be ready to ship. Once these buckets are delivered, we will want to start another Presbytery flood bucket drive. You may email Karen Gadwah at kegadwah@gmail.com to find out details about how this event was organized.


•We will need some help in the near future loading trailers with supplies to go to the NC coast. We are wanting to build a list of volunteers we can call when help is needed.

•After the hurricane, we will determine how the resources of the CDRT can be used. We are working with NC VOAD (Volunteers Organizations Active in Disaster), FEMA, NC State Emergency Management, and Presbyterian Disaster Assistance.

•At this time, we are NOT collecting water or used clothing

•People interested in helping the CDRT can Email fdwally@hotmail.com
•CDRT will send out updates at least once a week during September and October.

People interested in helping the CDRT can Email fdwally@hotmail.com
We will send out updates at least once a week
during September and October.

PRESBYTERIAN DISASTER ASSISTANCE NEWS
Disaster Relief-Hurricane and Typhoon Relief (DR000194)
https://pma.pcusa.org/donate/make-a-gift/gift-info/DR000194/?appeal=PDA&package=HF18-ABB

To give by phone, call 800-872-3283. To send a check, please designate where you want your gift to go on the memo line and mail to:
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
P.O. Box 643700
Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3700

Read the Summary of PDA’s work following
Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria: 
ONE YEAR LATER


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

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 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)