The NALC Disaster Response Task Force offers educational workshops to provide training to volunteers in participating congregations to prepare them to form volunteer disaster teams. This disaster preparedness and response training is intended for those interested in learning how the North American Lutheran Church responds to domestic disasters and how congregations and individuals can be part of the team.
Each Mission District assists in the formation of teams and the preparedness training. A training session for the Carolinas Mission District will be held March 28, 2015, at Union Lutheran Church in Salisbury, North Carolina, from 9:00AM–4:00PM. Cost is $50.00 per person and covers both basic and specialized levels of training. Recognized credentials will be provided.
Two levels of training are covered. Level One/Basic provides training in unskilled disaster response for debris removal and basic information on FEMA regulations. Level Two/Specialized offers training in case management, donations management, volunteer team coordination, spiritual and emotional care, and construction estimating. Following Level One training, participants will complete a strengths survey to see which area of specialization they should focus on.
To register for the disaster preparedness training, DOWNLOAD the registration form or call Mary Woodward Bates at 740-509-1132 to register by telephone.
For more information, contact Mary Woodward Bates, Disaster Coordinator, at 740-509-1132 or [email protected].