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Clarkston UMC: Early Response Team Training

March 28, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT

Early Response Teams (ERT) are an active part of the United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) program. The ERT program trains individuals to go into a community or area after a disaster has hit to help people begin the process of putting their lives back in order.  ERT teams follow emergency responders work and the authorization of the District Emergency Management Agency.

The work of the ERT is to “Be a Caring Christian Presence in the aftermath of a disaster”. This happens through working with families to make their dwelling and yard safe by picking up debris, tarping roofs, removing and sorting items that were harmed, tearing out damaged carpet and dry wall. It may also include mucking out a basement, or cleaning where mold has begun to grow. It is a ministry of caring for those who have been affected by a disaster through offering help which begins their journey back to a new normal. If you believe that working for approximately three to five days of intense sharing, caring, sorting, sifting and lifting sounds like a ministry for you, then consider this training event. If you have already taken the basic course, but your certification has lapsed, this course will cover your recertification. 

Where: Clarkston UMC, 6600 Waldon Rd., MI 48346

 When: Saturday 28 March 2020; 8:30AM Registration & Coffee, Class 9AM to 4PM

Cost: $35 – Includes manual, snacks, lunch, Badge, T-shirt and VV background check.

For more information or to reserve your place contact or email Bob Freysinger (Trainer) Cell: 517.812.0762. A registration packet will be mailed or emailed to you to fill out and bring to the event. Registration for this training needs to be received by  20 March 2020.


March 28, 2020
9:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
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Clarkston UMC
6600 Waldon Rd.
Clarkston, MI 48346 United States
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(248) 625-1611
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Bob Freysinger