Community Disaster Response Team (CDRT)

Community Disaster Response Team (CDRT)


A truck with flood cleanup buckets, tents, medical supplies, wheelchairs and other needed items delivered these supplies to Miami on Wednesday. From there they went on a ship which will deliver these items to Haiti. The Presbytery of Charlotte’s Disaster Response Team helped Haitian Heritage and Friends of Haiti (HHFOH) with drivers as well as loading and unloading assistance.

The Disaster Response Team is working with Haitian Heritage and Friends of Haiti (HHFOH) to collect donations to go to Haiti. The Disaster Response Team is supplying trailers for the collection effort as well as transportation of these supplies. We are currently looking for Charlotte area churches that will let us park a trailer on site for the period of time that the donation drive is going on. Contact Fred Wally for details if interested.

The Disaster Response Team is getting a supply of flood cleanup buckets that are in our inventory ready to ship to Haiti as well as the Gulf area of the U.S. We are looking for church volunteers to help us inventory these buckets to make sure that all items are there. Once they go on our truck for shipment, the next person to touch the bucket will be someone impacted by disaster. We want to make sure that they receive a bucket with no items missing. Contact Fred Wally if interested.

Fred Wally
Phone: 704-892-1580  Email:
List of Items For Flood Buckets 


On August 14, 2021, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake devastated the south-western coast of Haiti causing immense damage across the country’s southern peninsula. In response, the Presbytery of Charlotte partnered with the Haitian Heritage and Friends of Haiti (HHFOH) local non-profit organization to assemble flood/clean up buckets for the people of Haiti to use in their clean up efforts. Thanks to the generous churches of our Presbytery, 81 buckets were assembled.
Mr. Thomas Hall of  HHFOH collected the buckets from the Presbytery office on Saturday, August 28th. From Charlotte, the buckets will be driven to Miami where they will be loaded onto a boat and taken to Haiti. THANK YOU, Presbytery of Charlotte, for your participation in this vital mission partnership. Your generosity and willingness to help are greatly appreciated.



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

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

Fred Wally, Moderator
Phone: 704-892-1580  Email:


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.

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.