When a disaster hits your community, you can help!

Thirty-five years ago today, on May 18, 1980, Mt. St. Helen’s erupted, causing 57 deaths and over a billion dollars in damage. As we remember this tragedy, how many of us today would be prepared to help when a disaster hits in our community?

Disaster Response Care Teams are one way that you can serve when a disaster hits.  Care Team members are volunteers who offer emotional and practical support to survivors of disasters during the response and recovery phases.

Care Team members:

  • Provide a Calming Presence
  • Help Connect Survivors to Resources
  • Identify Unmet Needs
  • Support Emergency Shelter Operations

If you’re a caring person who wants to serve, please join us on June 6, 2015, from 9-11 AM to learn more about Disaster Response Care Teams. The discussion and training will take place at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 6800 East Side Dr NE, Tacoma.

Disaster Response Care Teams are offered in partnership with Pierce County Emergency Management, Associated Ministries, and Pierce County Citizen Corps. Thank you to St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church for hosting this conversation in support of the Browns Point community.

For more information: Please contact Amy Allison, amya@associatedministries.org or (253) 426-1516.

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