Servants Early Response Team Ministry
Adding to our current Disaster Recovery ministry will be Servants Early Response Team or SERT. Moments after a disaster hits, victims are faced with life-changing decisions. Their actions over the next few days will affect their lives for years to come.
The primary goal of SERT is to show the love of Jesus Christ to disaster victims 48–72 hours after a disaster strikes.
Clearing downed trees and debris, tarping roofs, gutting water-damaged homes and salvaging personal property are the most basic immediate actions necessary to preserve property and livelihood. In so doing, SERT volunteers seek to build bonds with vulnerable and at-risk populations, community leaders and other disaster relief organizations.
We seek to share the Gospel and the love of Jesus Christ and to build transformative relationships with victims who are in need of spiritual and emotional restoration.
Imagine for a moment it was you. Imagine it was your home. What are your most precious things? What is irreplaceable? What would you miss the most? How would you pay to rebuild your home? What about your community and neighbors and friends?
Disasters don’t just destroy homes and personal items, they destroy hope, they tear down spiritual strength, faith and trust, and they produce stress, fear, anxiety, and feelings of insecurity.
Together, let’s provide hope and allow God to work through us as we serve His children who are victims of disasters.
For more information about Servants Early Response Team or upcoming Disaster Recovery trips, please contact Lisa Sica (LisaSica@Servants.org).
We are currently forming SERT volunteer teams to be ready when God calls us to serve.