Disaster Assistance Response Team

Disaster Assistance Response Team

The DART team was formed in 2009 to assist with local and national disasters. Several of the members trained with FEMA as second responders. Since the beginning, we’ve had a core group of team leaders and many, many volunteers.

The trailer you see in our parking lot is equipped to respond to an emergency in a moments notice. We have worked with Mason’s CERT (Citizens Emergency Response Team) to assist with emergency drills and trained in CPR and as weather spotters.

We spent two days at Woodland Lakes Christian Camp and Retreat Center tearing out the wooden benches by the lake and replacing them with new ones. Our team has traveled south twice to help with the Katrina disaster by repairing houses and building storage sheds. We went to Oklahoma when the tornado hit there in 2013. We also spent over a week in Moscow, Felicity and Hamersville, Ohio after the tornado of 2012. We handed out sandwiches and water, cut fallen trees and picked up brush. We tore down a damaged garage and helped replace a roof on a house.

There are many things we are equipped to do but the most important is allowing us the opportunity to share the love of Jesus with people who are hurting. This is a great outreach for Loveland Christian Church not only to help in a physical way but also to show our love for our neighbors whether close to home or in places like LA and OK.

If you are interested in learning more about DART or becoming part of the team, please fill out this form and one of our team members will get back in touch with you.