Crossings Disaster Response Team
Crossings Disaster Response Team (CDRT) provides assistance to our community in the event of a disaster.
With such disasters so close to our hearts and minds, Crossings Community Church created Crossings Disaster Response Team (CDRT) to respond to disasters in the central Oklahoma area.
Volunteers support those affected by disaster in Central Oklahoma through feeding, sheltering, clean up and bulk supply distribution operations. No special skills or knowledge is required, but volunteers must be at least 18 years old.
Being on the response team allows church members the opportunity to get out into the community when the community needs us most and to do it in fellowship with each other. This opportunity to cross paths with people who have had adversity gives volunteers the chance to share Christ’s love in a demonstrative way. From the team’s actions, those affected can see the love and compassion of God through his people.
Want to join the team?
A team of Crossings members (trained and certified) focuses its efforts primarily in the Central Oklahoma area but are ready to serve wherever they are needed. If you are interested in this opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus by assisting people during their time of critical need, contact Jeff Stewart, Senior Associate Pastor, by submitting an interest form
Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and will assist in the following areas:
Feeding/Watering—Volunteers will support both fixed and mobile feeding operations. For example, we work closely with the Southern Baptists who prepare food in their mobile kitchens. Feeding volunteers would serve food at a fixed dining location—church, community center, etc.—generally close to the disaster area. Other volunteers with specialized training might drive Emergency Response Vehicles through neighborhoods providing food and beverages to those affected and first responders in the actual area of the disaster.
Bulk Distribution—Volunteers work in warehouses and at distribution sites ensuring that such disaster-dependent items as shovels, gloves, clean-up kits, etc. are inventoried, stored and distributed to those in need. This distribution can be accomplished via a fixed location—maybe at the same location as a shelter—or it could be mobile distribution wherein trucks drive through affected neighborhoods handing out items to those in need.
When disaster strikes, people often feel helpless because they don’t know where to turn. In many cases, just a cup of coffee, a blanket, a place to get warm and rest or a smiling face to talk to are all a person needs to feel a little better.