Disaster Preparedness & Response

Care Teams imageProviding compassion and support in times of disaster

Associated Ministries’ Disaster Response program mobilizes and engages people of faith to prepare for the event of a disaster and assist in response and recovery efforts.

In partnership with the Pierce County’s Emergency Management (PCEM) and Washington Community Chaplain Corps, Associated Ministries’ staff recruits and trains volunteers as Care Team members to come along the side of those who are impacted by a disaster.

What is a Care Team?

Care Teams are composed of community members who partner with survivors following a disaster to walk with them through the recovery process.  Care Team members offer emotional and spiritual support and connect survivors with needed resources.

How to Get Involved

Associated Ministries is ready to train more Care Teams and have them available for activation immediately following a disaster. Talk with friends in your social or religious groups about forming a Care Team.  The AM Disaster Response program will come to your congregation’s Sunday school, Church, evening meetings, etc. and present information to help individual members be better-prepared for disasters.

There are also ongoing training opportunities throughout the community to learn about ways in which we can prepare for the event of a disaster.  Please contact staff for further information.

Disaster Preparedness & Response Contact Info

Amy Allison (253) 426-1516
AmyA@associatedministries.org

Wendy Morris (253) 383-3056 ext. 117
WendyM@associatedministries.org