ERT - Early Response Team


 A group of certified and Red Cross members at LUMC that are trained and on call for disasters relief. The State ER Team Director notifies local teams when disaster hits and the need arises to clear an area of destruction. Our team is activated and the call is put out for those to respond. The tools and equipment and the people prepare and head out to help as needed, both physically and spiritually. We work in conjunction with UMVIM - United Methodist Volunteers in Mission.  www.umvim-sc.org

The purpose of the Early Response Team is to provide rapid response to victims of natural disasters by doing the work of God and leaving his word behind with the victims.   The Team is trained by UMVIM, the Red Cross and in First Aid.  ERT training is offered as needed. Contact Buddy Brewer at brewer_buddy@hotmail.com for more information.  

 

ERT Responds to Tornados in North Carolina

April 21-23, 2011, ten members of South Carolina United Methodist Volunteers in Mission’s Disaster Response Team (Early Response Team – ERT) responded to the call of help to aid people in need due to the devastating tornados that hit across North Carolina on April 21, 2011, that killed 24 people and was the worst single day outbreak of tornados in NC history. 

 

 

 

ERT Responds to Tornados in Georgia

On may 5 - 7, 2011  members of South Carolina United Methodist Volunteers in Mission’s Disaster Response Team (Early Response Team – ERT) responded to the call of help to aid people in need due to the devastating tornados that hit across Georgia. You can view a PowerPoint presentation of the LUMC ERT at work by clicking Tornados in Georgia.   Be patient, the file is large. Depending on the speed of your Internet connection it may take a while to download. But, what you will see is worth the wait.

  

NRT - Neighborhood Response Team


This team is anyone in the church who is interested in helping with projects locally that we are presented with through the Council on Aging. There are homes of the elderly in need of all kinds of repairs as well as yard clean-up. This is a team that is usually called up on a Saturday for a 1/2 day - full day of work. This enables those who are not able to go out of town during the week to become involved locally to serve the elderly in need.


A follow-up to a need from a Christmas in Lexington family....

They were surprised with a refurbished mobile home and needed some help to connect the existing ramp to their new home.  NRT was called into action!  In a days work 4 guys from LUMC, Frank Seeby, Jim Caulder, Ralph McGee and Marshall West along with another friend, Matt, were able to complete the task for them.  The Nesbitt family is now looking forward to a final inspection and hopefully a occupancy notice received.  Their goal is to be in there by Valentines Day!  Their hearts are warmed by the compassion shown by LUMC!  Special thanks to those involved!