Disaster Response Department Report .
As many know, disaster season in Florida is our busiest time of the year. Thank God for a pretty safe and quiet 2008-2016. He really held back the master of disaster, Satan.
However, things changed drastically in the 2017 season. Irma, while she may be a mere memory for some, she continues to keep us busy. Since then, a series of unfortunate disasters has continued to strike in Florida and all over the world.
With every devastating disaster, a team of local pastors, out of state student volunteers, lay volunteers, and donors has rallied behind those affected. Donations were used to buy needed equipment, pay for rental units to transport goods and services to the worse-hit areas, and much more. We host hundreds of volunteers who clean out many flooded homes, remove outside debris like fallen trees, broken fences, and other dangerous articles. Several leaders of the Florida Conference, including our conference president, join me in the distribution of water, food, and clothes in these affected areas.
The department thanks all the wonderful employees, volunteers, leaders, and countless Godly men and women who form our Disaster Response Management team to make our responses successful.