The two Ohio Conferences and the Indiana Conference will jointly host a North Central Jurisdictional Disaster Response Academy. It will be held Wednesday through Saturday, September 25-28 at Camp Asbury, 10776 Asbury Road, Hiram, OH 44234 (east of Cleveland).

The Academy will exhibit the appropriate response to a disaster to provide better care for those affected, plus explain a more efficient use of our money.

Training being offered includes: Early Response Teams, Spiritual and Emotional Care, Volunteer Management, UM-VIM Team Leadership, Connecting Neighbors, Case Management Basics, Advanced Early Response and Chain Saw Safety.

The cost is $150 per person. For more information, contact Lorna Jost (umvim-ncj@brookings.net) or Barbara Tripp (btripp@umcor.org). Registration is open online at www.umvimncj.org click on Disaster Response.