Community Disaster Response Team (CDRT)

Community Disaster Response Team (CDRT)

600 FLOOD BUCKETS DELIVERED TO BERTIE COUNTY
OCTOBER 22 TO AID TORNADO RECOVERY EFFORTS

CHURCH WORLD SERVICE REFERS MULTI-DENOMINATIONAL REBUILDING TEAM
TO PRESBYTERY OF CHARLOTTE’S DISASTER RESPONSE TEAM

August 4, 2020: Tropical Storm Isaias passed through eastern North Carolina’s Bertie County, spawning an EF-3 tornado that left 2 dead and multiple houses destroyed. Rebuilding stockpiles were depleted by 2020’s extraordinary number of disasters. So when a multidenominational relief team asked Church World Service for help they referred them to a recovery partner in Charlotte-our Presbytery’s Disaster Response Team.

October 22, 2020: Disaster Response Team members drove a trailer filled with our entire stockpile of 600 flood buckets-made entirely by Presbytery of Charlotte churches and members-to a Greenville, NC warehouse for distribution to local families and mission teams. 


URGENT NOTICE!!
FLOOD BUCKETS NEEDED NOW-AND FOR SOME TIME TO COME

Flood buckets are a very practical aid to anyone having to dig out after a storm, flood or tornado. We ask that any person, family, group or team that feels a call to help those affected by this type of disaster consider making a flood/cleanup bucket.
Download Instructions for the Clean-Up 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)  


Join the CDRT!
If you are interested in participating in the mission and work of the Presbytery of Charlotte’s Community Disaster Response Team, contact Tamara Williams tamara.williams@presbyofcharlotte.org

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 and Presbyterian Disaster Assistance

CONTACT FOR 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.