The Disaster Resource Team responds to emergency needs of churches and individuals in the Commonwealth and beyond. Here are some examples:
2018 September 13 - Merrimack Valley gas explosions affecting the towns of Andover, North Andover and Lawrence.
2018 March Winter Storm Riley, a hurricane force NorEaster that knocked out power, uprooted trees, and flooded coastal areas.
2017 February Tornado. This was the first February tornado on record leaving damage to our church in Conway Massachusetts and several homes within that community.
2016 Hurricanes Hermine and Matthew. Both of these storms brought damage to the east coast and were predicted to come ashore in New England. Though they took a turn out to sea, the impact was still felt and we supported responses to other eastern seaboard communities.
2016 Tornado. A tornado swept through the northwest Middlesex region of Massachusetts damaging nearly 40 homes in the Sudbury to Concord area.
2015 Record snowfall winter...contacted churches and facilitated contact with each other for morale, storm damage, general support.
2014 Church fire in Malden
2014 Tornado in Revere...contacted local churches to offer support
2013 Facilitated church support with Typhoon Haiyan and Moore, OK tornado
2013 Boston Marathon bombing
2013 Blizzard Nemo...support and contact with churches
2012 Sandy Hook shooting...offered and facilitated assistance and support from our churches
2012 Hurricane Sandy...offered and facilitated assistance to CT, NY and NJ, also contacted MACUCC churches along the coast
2011 June tornado from Springfield to Sturbridge
2011 October snowfall with extensive downed trees and power outages
2011 Hurricane Irene and the flooding in Western Massachusetts and Vermont
2010 Church fire in Western MA
2009 Holy Week floods....two long-term recovery groups
2007 Norton domestic violence...assisted pastor and church in their ministry with church members and the larger community, including a 'debriefing'