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Mission & Strategy

EPG’s Mission

Do the work of Christ by preparing and educating a network of local citizens to help others in our community in times of disaster and other needs for assistance.

 

To be added to our EPG email list, which sends meeting dates and work information, write to  or see email signup button on our Facebook page.

 

To see our online photo album, see our Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/TLUMCEPG

 

EPG’s Strategy

 

Preparedness Planning for Church & Members

Review TLUMC facility plans, CERT & First Aid training, family evacuation planning

 

Disaster Relief Work

Red Cross Shelter support, clean-ups, aid

 

Disaster Recovery Work

Mitigation (ex. burn scar re-forestation), home firewise pre-mitigation, food drives

 

Coordination with South Central Region VOAD (Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster), UMC Mountain Sky Conference, local UMCs and Monument churches, Hope Restored, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Schedule

 

Emergency Preparedness Group (EPG) needs your help & participation in a variety of ways you might not expect. Our mission is to do the work of Christ by preparing and educating a network of local citizens to help others in our community in times of disaster and other needs for assistance. 


Ways To Get Involved: 

 

Individual wildfire lot evaluations – Could your home “defend itself” against a wildfire after you have wisely evacuated to safety? Let us help you. TLUMC EPG members who are trained in the Wildland Fire Assessment Program will come to your property and make a list of suggestions to reduce risks for your home and vegetation. We will train you how to do these evaluations for others, too. 

June 2 9 a.m. – next EPG planning meeting (topics: preparedness displays, summer work days, mentoring local neighborhoods how to run their own chipping work days, learning about “ministering to people suffering from disaster,” helping CERT team at July 4 Parade, training new people to do wildfire lot evaluations, how to help at county emergency call centers, etc.) 

May 26, all day or half day – scrub oak cutting/wood chipping day to support wildfire risk reduction. Safety briefing and equipment provided to all. Age 14+. We also need loving people to talk with homeowners while others are out cutting trees. Unique way to do community service. Location TBA. 

May 5 (in Green Mountain Falls) and May 12 (in Monument) – Neighborhood Wildfire Workshop, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – homeowners and community groups can learn both how to measure the risk in whole neighborhoods and how to prepare homes and lots for high fire danger. Free. Sponsored by TLUMC, and EPG members will be some of the instructors. Sign up at www.epcwildfire18.eventzilla.net

Heartsaver CPR/First Aid/AED class. Sat., June 2, 8 am - 4 pm at TLUMC. Open to everyone, and bring a friend; American Heart Association class includes CPR/AED for infant, child, and adult; conscious choking; and first aid. Realistic practice scenarios enhance learning! Limited to 24 students. Cost $30. To reserve a spot, call Carley Lehman at (719) 502-3242 for information on where to send check to help cover our costs. Practicing of skills is required, so please wear comfortable clothes. There will be a 30 minute lunch break; please bring your own food, as this location is not close to any restaurants. TLUMC 20256 Hunting Downs Way, Monument

Additional chipping work days, neighborhood mentoring, and talking with homeowners on June 23, July 28, August 25. Possibly more work days will come available as we might collaborate as team leads with Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Protection District and their new chipper. 

Pray for this ministry. For safety, for wisdom, for the ability to reach our neighbors in God’s name while we put on our boots and go out to be the hands and feet of Jesus. What would Jesus do? He would put on his safety gear and help people cut down the tree that the hurricane just blew down on top of the house. Or give them a hug. Or feed them lunch. 

To be added to our EPG email list, which sends meeting dates and work information, write to Andre’ Mouton at , call Lisa Hatfield at 719-339-7831 or see email signup button on our Facebook page. Ask us questions if you want to participate in anything listed above, too. To see our online photo album, see our Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/TLUMCEPG

 

To be added to our EPG email list, which sends meeting dates and work information, write to Andre’ Mouton at , call Lisa Hatfield at 719-339-7831 or see email signup button on our Facebook page. Ask us questions if you want to participate in anything listed above, too. 

 



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