Does your congregation desire to be more prepared for disasters, both to protect yourselves and to help your neighbors in time of need? Willing to Respond is for you!
This new and rapidly growing network is providing congregations with practical tools, training and relationships, including online resources and connection to denominational, ecumenical and other disaster response resources. It’s simple to access and easy to register.
Willing to Respond is a joint project of United Church of Christ Disaster Ministries, Disciples of Christ Week of Compassion, Houston Responds, and a growing list of other churches.
Willing to Respond is not a one-size-fits-all program,” emphasized Lesli Remaly, United Church of Christ Minister for Disaster Response and Recovery. “The way you serve is up to your congregation, as God is leading you.
“In fact,” Remaly said, “Your congregation may already be serving disaster survivors by assembling CWS Kits and Emergency Clean-Up Buckets, contributing to UCC appeals, deploying work teams to disaster rebuilding sites or helping people in your community clean up after a flood or storm.
“Willing to Respond will help your congregation review its experience, available resources and community context; discern your growing edges, and get ready to respond when disaster strikes,” she said. “The Willing to Respond network helps your congregation get connected to collaborate.” Join Us Today!
If you have questions, please feel contact our Conference Disaster Coordinator, Karl Jones, at firstname.lastname@example.org.