Adventist Community Services

How We Serve

ACS Disaster Response is a service provided by Adventist Community services, the humanitarian agency of the Seventh-day Adventist Church that works within the United States and Bermuda.

Find an ACS Center

To learn more about Adventist Community Services centers or to find a local Adventist Community Services Center near you, go to www.communityservices.org.
 


About ACS Disaster Response

Mission Statement
The mission of ACS Disaster Response is “serving communities in Christ's name.”

What is the ACS Disaster Response Network?
The ACS Disaster Response operation comprises volunteers who form local disaster response teams that are organized by state disaster response coordinators. State disaster response coordinators and teams assist regional disaster response coordinators to respond to multi-state calamities. The national disaster response coordinator manages the national program.

The union coordinator manages the union program and the conference coordinators manage the conference program.

Who are ACS Disaster Response Partners?
ACS Disaster Response operates under a memorandum of understanding with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the American Red Cross and many state emergency management agencies. It is also a founding member of the inter-agency compact called National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster ( NVOAD) and the affiliated state VOADs.

Training
ACS disaster Response offers a multi-step training to equip volunteers to effectively respond to disasters. Completion of the training modules qualifies volunteers as skilled disaster response workers.

Services Provided
ACS Disaster Response helps disaster victims, their families, and community through:
• Community Collection Centers
• Donation Coordination Centers
• Warehouse Operations
• Crisis Response Counselors
 

Columbia Union Disaster Response Coordinators

Minnie McNeil, Columbia Union ACS/DR Coordinator
Office: (610) 326-4610 x315
Email: mmcneil@myalleghenyeast.com
 






Local Conference Disaster Response Coordinators 

 
Minnie McNeal, Allegheny East Conference
Office: (610) 326-4610 x315
Email: mmcneil@myalleghenyeast.com

Jerome Hurst, Allegheny West Conference
Office: (614) 783-6015
Email: pastorhurst@gmail.com
 
Richard Bacon, Disaster Response Director, Chesapeake Conference
Office:
Email: jrbacon@udel.edu
 
Eli Rojas, ACS Director, Chesapeake Conference
Office: (410) 995-1910
Email: erojas@ccosda.org
 
Larry Murphy, Mountain View Conference
Office: (304) 422-4581
Email: nw5u@hotmail.com
 
Mike Gill, ACS Director, New Jersey Conference
Office: (609) 392-7131
Email:  mikejgill@comcast.net
 
Claudia Ramirez, Disaster Response Director, New Jersey Conference
Office: (609) 218-5651
Email: cramirez@njdr.org
 
Elder Roy Nelson, ACS/Disaster Response Coordinator, Ohio Conference
Office: (740) 397-8337
Email: ohacsdr@gmail.com
 
Bill Rudolph, NE ACS/Disaster Response Coordinator, Ohio Conference
Office:
Email: Bill.Rudolph@valhome.com
 
Jeanette Dare, ACS Director, Pennsylvania Conference
Office: (610) 374-8331
Email: jdare@paconference.org
 
Bob Mitchell, Potomac Conference
Office: (540) 886-0771
Email: bmitchell_adr@earthlink.net