Case Management Training scheduled for volunteers assisting families in Fernley Flood Recovery: Announcement needed in churches this Sunday!

February 01, 2008

The California-Nevada Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church, UMCOR, and Fernley-area churches are hosting a Case Management Training for potential volunteers on Friday evening and Saturday, February 8 and 9, 2008 at Calvary Chapel, 875 Fremont in Fernley, Nevada.  


This training is FREE and open to interested volunteers from Fernley and communities surrounding Fernley. Register immediately with the CA-NV Volunteers in Mission office to secure your place, meals, and training manual, at (916) 374-1582;


Volunteer case workers make a long-term commitment of a few hours each week to help families and individuals whose lives have been disrupted by the flooding in Fernley, Nevada. They help flood victims develop their own recovery plan by assessing needs, and identifying and finding resources to help. Case workers work under a supervisor and with the Fernley Long-term Recovery Committee to help meet unmet needs in the community. Among disaster response groups, the United Methodist Church specializes in case management following a disaster and sending volunteer teams for rebuilding during the long-term recovery phases of a disaster.


The formation of a Long-term Recovery Committee was announced at the Town Hall meeting in Fernley on Wednesday, January 30. Local church leaders, the CA-NV United Methodist Conference and other volunteer agencies active in disaster (VOAD) members are coordinating the efforts to help more than 300 families in Fernley who need assistance in the next several months.


Volunteers in Mission construction teams may contact Sue King, Director of Volunteers in Mission now to send a team in two-to-three weeks.


Pastors – please announce this training on Sunday morning (February 3), and place the attached flyer in your pews and in hallways around your church! Call Sue King with questions about the training or look for more information at the UMVIM website,