With the start of the 2018 hurricane season, St. Luke’s is preparing to be available as needs arise. The local church is the best early response for the community’s immediate needs. But first, we must get our own houses ready so we can be there for the most vulnerable in our community. Below you will find upcoming training, ways to prepare your own homes, links to other services in our area, and ways you can become a St. Luker who volunteers to help in many different capacities.
FOR IMMEDIATE ATTENTION
Date: Saturday, June 16, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (registration at 9:30 a.m.)
Location: St. Luke’s Distance Learning Room (BLC 200) upstairs in Founder’s Hall.
Pam Garrison who heads up the disaster response and recovery for the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church will lead us in how to best respond to the needs of our congregation and our community. Lunch will be provided.
There is no cost for this training; however, registration is required for planning purposes.
Click the button below to register.
Volunteer in the Event of an Emergency
If Central Florida is hit by a large storm this year, St. Luke’s Disaster Response teams will be immediately mobilized. Prayerfully consider how you can help and sign-up NOW. We will have training soon to make sure everyone knows how to do their job.
This role will lead volunteer teams to assess damage and lead work crews for home repair and debris clean up. Our teams will assist the most vulnerable – shut-ins, elderly, single parents, financially distressed, and special needs in our congregation, the community and in East Winter Garden. Immediately following the storm for 1 week or until volunteers return to their jobs.
These volunteers will assist with minor home repairs as assigned by a St. Luke’s Crew Leader. We will have some tools available, but you are encouraged to bring what you will need. Your Crew Leader can help with that list. Immediately following the storm for 1 week or until volunteers return to their jobs.
This team will be helping clean up for the most vulnerable in our community and in East Winter Garden. Please bring work gloves, rakes, heavy duty garbage bags and wear closed toe shoes. Immediately following the storm for 1 week or until volunteers return to their jobs.
If you have the gift of Hospitality, we need you. We will be serving dinners and bringing food to those in need. All you need is a smile and hug to share. A car for deliveries will be helpful for several on this team but not a requirement. Immediately following the storm for 3 days or until volunteers return to their jobs.
This team will take calls from those needing help from the church and community. You should have a caring heart, a calming demeanor, and the gift of patience! Immediately following the storm for 1 week or until volunteers return to their jobs.
This team will make calls before AND after the storm to church members who are shut-ins, elderly, special needs, and single parents. Some may need support. Others a prayer. AND some may need volunteer support at their home.
This team will organize incoming donations AND sending donations that we do NOT need to other organizations. Immediately following the storm for 1 week or until volunteers return to their jobs.
Disaster 101 Training is recommended for all of the above positions:
Saturday, June 16, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Other Helpful Information
Here’s a sales-tax “holiday” poster that you can take with you when shopping for
hurricane supplies from June 1-7, 2018.
How to prepare your home for a storm
Disaster – FEMA Emergency Supply List
Emergency Health Care Providers in our area (coming soon)
How to apply for FEMA (coming soon)
Activated in the event of a storm
(Please check back immediately following a storm)
Amazon Disaster Supply Wish List (activated in the event of a storm)
Donations (Complete list of the donations that we are accepting)
AND Donations we are NOT accepting (activated in the event of a storm)