While there, Doug is representing ICTG and the Free Methodist Church. The team will be hosted by Free Methodist Church leaders in Puerto Rico and will travel to about ten different church sites. They will assess damage to churches, parsonages, and surrounding areas. They will deliver water filters and drill bits to each site and help to coordinate the delivery of generators which are being shipped in separately. Doug and the children's aid worker will assess post-trauma challenges among children, adolescents, and their families.
By the end of the week, the team will draw up re-construction and trauma-informed recommendations for each site and succeeding teams from the Free Methodist denomination with a focus on whole community care.
We will be providing more updates about this work in the coming weeks.