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
Susan Baker
Jeff Munson
(207) 446-5701

District Disaster Response and UMVIM Coordinators

CW – Gerard Piscitelli disasterneumc@gmail.com
SC – Bruce Arbour  Pastor01085@gmail.com   
or Roy Richardson revrichardson@juno.com
CE –
MW –Ned Crockett pastor@winthropumc.org
GR – Jim Meachen nh1015@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.

COVID-19 Guidance


Read and download the NEAC Disaster Response Plan


UMCOR resources for churches 

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