Disaster Relief

The Beulah Association partners with Disaster Relief in many ways. The Association helps coordinate relief teams in times of disaster. Michelle Clayton, Chris Clayton, and others work to place people where disaster has struck.

The Association also helps support the Disaster Relief trailer. This trailer holds tools and supplies that can deployed quickly to disaster ravaged areas.

The Association encourages churches to field teams and have each member trained in classes offered through North Carolina Baptists on Mission (NCBM). These classes include:

> Administration: Manages the paperwork for the operation including volunteer check-in, finance, and daily reporting. Admin volunteers should have organizational skills, be
computer literate, and be able to handle many tasks at once. Must be able to work in an office-like environment for long periods.
> Chaplaincy: Provide spiritual and emotional care to volunteers and survivors. Skills needed include good people skills, compassion, non-judgmental, able to learn new techniques for helping people in crisis.
> Emergency Child Care: Emergency child care training. Participants should love children and desire to work with children ages 8 weeks to 8 years old, in a daycare setting. This class will help participants to develop skills in supervising and teaching children about Christ through age appropriate lessons and activities using NCBM guidance.
> Forklift: Participants will learn how to operate a forklift properly; you will receive a forklift qualification card.
> Mass Feeding: Learn food safety and preparation for mass feeding. Volunteers will prepare breakfast and lunch on Saturday. Skills needed: physically able to adapt to kitchen
work which includes walking, twisting, and lifting. Expect to work long hours in hot and cold environment.
> Recovery (also known as Clean-up): Help homeowners clean-up personal dwellings which may include: gutting home, removing mud and personal belongings, chainsaw work, and temporary repair. Youth must be in the 6th grade or older. A parent must attend the same class at training. Skills needed: be in good physical shape, able to work in adverse conditions including hot and cold weather.

For more information, contact Michelle Clayton (336) 503-7303 or michelle.clayton@duke.edu