Caseworker Training is October 7 and 8. We need you!
Following any disaster, in order to provide long term recovery, one of the key components that needs to occur is the assessment of damage, the property owners ability to pay for recovery, and the need for charitable assistance. Part of this process looks at the support received through private insurance, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and other financial resources. This is an essential action in order for volunteer work teams to then begin the process of repairing/rebuilding damaged homes.
Case Management-the constellation of activity that really is family-by-family problem solving-is the vehicle through which UMCOR (you are UMCOR!) provides long-term recovery. Local case managers develop relationships with survivors and connect them to organizations that can best help them. They guide families and individuals through the labyrinth of forms, applications, and organizations they must work with to get the help they need. Ultimately, case managers help survivors develop their own plan for recovery. UMCOR specifically seeks to help survivors who have the least resources, who are often hiding in the missed spaces of the community and need to be found.
We have a deep need for trained volunteers who can carry the love of Christ through casework. These folks are a key component of the recovery process and are the face of the NC Conference disaster response family. Perhaps the small voice of God is nudging you to join in such ministry. If so, we need you trained and have created a venue for such training.
Casework Training will be held October 7th and 8th at Elizabethtown Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Broad Street, Elizabethtown, NC. Course will be taught by Ricky Hill of UMCOR. Contact Jim Smith of Bladen Crisis Long Term Recovery Team (H)910-588-4217 or (C) 951-415-8486 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maybe God is calling you. It could be the best ministry you have ever done. Thank you for responding and more, thank you for sharing the love of Christ.
For more information on UMCOR Domestic Disaster Response and case management, please follow this link. UMCOR Disaster Response