The Disaster Resource Team responds to emergency needs of churches and individuals in the Commonwealth and beyond. Here are some examples:
2007 Norton domestic violence...assisted pastor and church in their ministry with church members and the larger community, including a 'debriefing'
2009 Holy Week floods....two long-term recovery groups
2010 Church fire in Western MA
2011 Hurricane Irene and the flooding in Western Massachusetts and Vermont
2011 October snowfall with extensive downed trees and power outages
2011 June tornado from Springfield to Sturbridge
2012 Hurricane Sandy...offered and facilitated assistance to CT, NY and NJ, also contacted MACUCC churches along the coast
2012 Sandy Hook shooting...offered and facilitated assistance and support from our churches
2013 Blizzard Nemo...support and contact with churches
2013 Boston Marathon bombing
2013 Facilitated church support with Typhoon Haiyan and Moore, OK tornado
2014 Church fire in Malden
2015 Record snowfall winter...contacted churches and facilitated contact with each other for morale, storm damage, general support.