Disaster Response and Coordination


Pastor David Arruda
Interim Disaster Response Coordinator
508-207-3117 — cell
If your church suffers damage from a hurricane  or other weather emergency, please contact Pastor Arruda and your District Superintendent.
If your church has Relief Supply Kits (Cleaning Buckets, Health Kits) available, please contact Pastor Arruda at CDRC-NE@neumc.org
with your church name and location and the number of kits available.
Conference UMVIM Coordinators

District Disaster Response and UMVIM Coordinators

CW – Gerard Piscitelli disasterneumc@gmail.com
CW – Bruce Arbour  Pastor01085@gmail.com   
or Roy Richardson revrichardson@juno.com
CE – LaVergne Randolph lvrandolphjr@gmail.com
MW –Ned Crockett pastor@winthropumc.org
GR – Tricia Shute pbshute2@gmail.com
KA – Peter Remick Peteremick@aol.com
SC – Jill Peters Kaedonce@msn.com
GM – Charlie Magill cmagillVT@aol.com

Relief-supply kits

UMCOR provides guidelines on how to assemble the kits and a list of contents for each.

  • Health Kits
  • Cleaning Buckets
  • School kits

UMCOR Relief Supply Dropoff Locations

Please contact the site prior to delivering buckets/kits to confirm drop-off hours.

When disaster strikes within the New England Conference and elsewhere, trained Early Response Teams (ERTs) together with the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) stand ready to provide relief, resources and caring Christian support.

How can we in New England help? 


UMCOR responds to natural or civil disasters of such magnitude that they overwhelm a community’s ability to recover on its own. When disaster strikes, it is local churches that provide the first response to their communities. This basic understanding — that disaster response is local — forms the foundation for UMCOR’s U.S. disaster training and response.

When responding to a disaster in the United States, UMCOR provides training, financial assistance, expertise, community collaboration to churches and partners making them more resilient to disasters. Through UMCOR, United Methodists extend loving care to people within the United States.  UMCOR receives no mission share dollars.  

UMCOR resources for churches 


COVID-19 Guidance

Read and download the NEAC Disaster Response Plan


Please continue to be present to survivors in disaster areas through the gift of your prayers.