South Napa Earthquake Disaster Case Management Training this Week

March 11, 2015

As part of the South Napa Earthquake Long-Term Recovery effort, the California-Nevada Conference persons gathered for disaster case management and unmet needs volunteer training this week in Napa.  The three days of training were offered at the Napa Community Seventh Day Adventist Church.
The training was free to anyone interested in applying to become a volunteer disaster case manager, or an unmet needs volunteer supporting long-term recovery efforts for those impacted by the August 24th, 2014 South Napa Earthquake.  The first two days focused on Disaster Case Management training and prepared volunteers to become Disaster Case Managers assisting disaster-affected individuals and families in planning their recovery and accessing needed resources. Volunteer disaster case managers are urgently needed to assist case management staff working on the South Napa Earthquake Recovery program.
Day three of training focused on Disaster Case Presentation, Allocations Determination, and Unmet Needs. This training prepared volunteers interested in delivering “money, muscle and material” to earthquake victims with persistent, long-term recovery needs.
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) has awarded a $100,000 grant to fund long-term recovery case management for victims of the South Napa Earthquake. UMCOR is partnering with long-term recovery organizations in both Napa and Solano that have organized to administer the case management of unmet needs related to earthquake losses. 
The contact for the Vallejo Earthquake Recovery Group (VERG) is Craig Paterson and the contact for the Napa Earthquake Recovery Group (eNERGy) is Matt Pope.
UMCOR is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization dedicated to alleviating human suffering around the globe. UMCOR aids communities in more than 80 countries, including the United States in providing humanitarian relief when war, conflict, or natural disaster disrupt life.
For further information and follow-up questions, contact Matt Pope at (707) 287-6407 or