Community Disaster Response Team (CDRT)

Community Disaster Response Team (CDRT)

COMMUNITY DISASTER RESPONSE TEAM SHOWER TRAILER DELIVERED TO MIAMI VALLEY PRESBYTERY ASSISTING TORNADO RECOVERY EFFORTS

The trailer, donated to us by a recovery group in NJ, was used post Superstorm Sandy. All loan and transportation costs were paid for by PC (USA). The Presbytery of Charlotte incurred no costs.

This Presbytery of the Miami Valley church building will serve as a central volunteer host site for people coming to the Dayton, Ohio area to assist with recovery from multiple tornadoes that struck in May 2019. The loan and delivery of this trailer allows the Dayton area to increase the amount of recovery work taking place. The site currently has no showers, which are needed for hosting volunteer mission teams and organizations.

There are now some recovery volunteers on site, including The Brethren Disaster Ministries. Once PC(USA) determines that the Covid-19 situation is at a point where travel is approved, it will also be a Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) host site for volunteers.

“I’m thrilled to report that the shower trailer was delivered to The Presbytery of the Miami Valley host site last evening July 2, 2020.I can’t begin to express what a huge asset having this trailer will be to getting some re-building going in the coming months. [The hope is] our Brethren Disaster Ministry partners will have their first team staying in early August.”

“The arrival of the shower trailer was a big moment for me and the host site. Many thanks again to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance for allowing this vital step to happen, to the Disaster Response Team for taking the time to bring it to Dayton, and to the Presbytery of Charlotte for loaning it to us.”  – Sally Dyer

Read the Letter of Thanks from Miami Valley Presbytery 

 


CDRT “CLEAN UP BUCKETS” DRIVE
The Presbytery’s Community
Disaster Response Team is continuing its “Clean-Up Buckets” drive.
*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.