Early Response Team training is scheduled for Saturday, May 4 at Groveport UMC. This training, sponsored by the West Ohio Conference in cooperation with the Capital Area South District, will begin at 8:00 am. The eight hour basic class will teach individuals how to assist survivors of natural disasters in their time of need. ERT volunteers provide a Christian presence while taking steps to prevent further damage to a family's personal property through tarping, debris removal, and cleaning out flooded homes. Upon successful completion of the class, and a background check, each participant will receive an UMCOR badge which allows them to enter a disaster scene upon invitation.
A four hour re-certification class is also offered for those whose badge has expired or is due to expire in 2019.
The cost for the basic class is $40 and $35 for the re-certification class. Contact Kris Shoaf at kshoaf [at] wocumc.org or click here to register.