Are you interested in learning how to provide a caring, Christian presence to communities affected by a disaster? Come to a training for Early Response Teams (ERTs), which do light clean-up and mitigation tasks, all with a spirit of Christian presence. ERT work includes cleaning out flood-damaged homes, removing debris, placing tarps on homes, and helping to prevent further damage; this is not a rebuild and repair team.
Trained instructors will provide basic training and certification for interested participants on Saturday, February 24, 8:00am–5:00pm in Creekside. Los Altos UMC is hosting this training for the California-Nevada Conference. Registration is required, and the cost is $50 per person, which includes lunch and a training manual. There is an additional cost of $43 for the Safe Gatherings online training and background check. For details and to register, go to the California-Nevada Conference website.