There are two upcoming opportunities to become certified as an UMCOR Early Response Team member to assist in disaster recovery—training to be qualified to lead a disaster response team; it is not required to be a part of a response team. The group from Ingomar church who trained in January had opportunities to serve in their own community as well as recently assisting a homeowner in Brentwood. Individual assistance is often the greatest need until disaster strikes a wider area as it did in Connellsville last summer. Areas of the Carolinas, Virginia, and West Virginia are still calling for assistance. Training sessions are scheduled at Ingomar UMC on July 29th and West Washington UMC on September 16th. Register via http://www.wpaumc.org/disasterresponse.