AmeriCorps Disaster Response Team (A-DRT)
Known as ADRT, the AmeriCorps Disaster Response Team, is a coalition of service programs from across the country dedicated to mobilizing our members to provide critical services at disaster sites. Over the past 10 years, UCC has sent crews to respond to Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Sandy, flooding in Louisiana, Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, flooding in Iowa, and Hurricane Florence
What does an A-DRT term look like?
Disaster response and recovery is rewarding work, but it is also emotionally and physically challenging. Crews consist of approximately 4-6 Crew Members under the supervision of a UCC Deployment Leader and are also supported by the Deployment Coordinator and Program Coordinator. Crews are assigned to projects by the Incident Command. Historically, crews have historically participated in disaster response services such as chainsaw hazard tree removal, mucking and gutting homes, volunteer coordination and reception, and shelter assistance.