From the first of January until mid-February I spent time in the USA with Iris Relief, mostly in the city of Abilene, TX. During this time I had the opportunity to meet the team of the Iris Abiline base, and to work on the structure and content for the upcoming Iris Relief Leaders School.
On the 17th of December I organized a CERT simulated disaster exercise with the help of two members of our Teen CERT group for the three CERT teams that I had previously trained in the city of Petrópolis – RJ. This project was undertaken in partnership with the “Fortalecendo a Resiliência” (Strengthening Resilience) Project of Read More …
On Saturday the 25th of November i taught the CERT Fire Safety module to group of volunteers in the city of Petrópolis – RJ, with the help of two of the members of our CERT group.
Last week I taught two more basic first aid courses to city school teachers and teachers’ aids. There were in addition to the two other courses that I taught to school directors and teachers before travelling overseas, and all of these classes, which I gave on a volunteer basis, were very well received.
From the 9th of September until the 3rd of October I deployed with Iris Relief to their response to Hurricane Harvey. Based out of the city of Rockport – Texas, we received several teams of volunteers and missionaries, and assisted impacted residents, as well as working alongside FEMA at their Disaster Recover Centers.
From the 22nd of August until the 2nd of September I had the opportunity to participate in a small disaster relief team through Iris Relief which deployed to the city of Freetown, Sierra Leone, in response to the floods and landslide which caused the deaths of some one thousand people and left thousands more homeless.