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Puerto Rico Response Respuesta a Puerto Rico

Tom Vencuss, Puerto Rico Phase 2 Coordinator

Tymera Jackson, Puerto Rico Phase 2 Assistant Coordinator

The response to serve in Puerto Rico is in Phase 2! Volunteers are needed to help the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico as they recover from the effects of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.  Registrations are now being taken for Long-Term Recovery (LTR) Teams.

Interested teams are encouraged to visit this link to express their interest in serving:

Intent to Serve in Puerto Rico

All registrations will be received by the Puerto Rico Phase 2  Coordinator, who will handle follow-up, screening, and scheduling of teams in conjunction with his counterpart from the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico.

Once a team receives an invitation and confirmation to serve, required insurance can be purchased through the North Central Jurisdiction, North East Jurisdiction, Western Jurisdiction, or Southeast Jurisdiction. The Methodist Church of  Puerto Rico requires $50,000 international coverage that includes emergency medical evacuation coverage.

Volunteers must be 18+ and in good physical condition due to environmental and infrastructure concerns on the island.  Please read the full set of Guidelines for Volunteers from the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico.

North Central Jurisdiction teams:

Through a generous grant from the NCJ Mission Council, UMVIMNCJ has funds available to assist with fees for mission teams traveling to Puerto Rico to respond to the effects of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.  The first 33 teams registered and scheduled will receive $300 for the translator who will assist the team. When the team has completed background checks and safe sanctuary training, contact the UMVIMNCJ coordinator for more information.