Adventist Community Services Disaster Response

What is the ACS Disaster Response?

Adventist Community Services (ACS) volunteers provide disaster response services through the ACS Disaster Response Ministry to assist individuals, families and communities affected by natural and manmade disasters and unforeseen tragedies. ACS has developed an expertise in Donations Management through Multi Agency Warehouses, Collection and Distribution Centers.  During other responses ACS has assisted as requested by feeding survivors and first responders, chain saw teams, debris cleanup and mucking out, temporary roofing, spontaneous volunteer reception centers and in home repair as part of long term recovery (LTR). 

ACS is involved in the four phases of disaster response; Preparation, Mitigation, Response and Recovery to ensure volunteers are matched efficiently with needs in a community.  Local disaster response teams are coordinated through a local church or ACS center, conference, and regional/ Union Conference.  As a founding member of NVOAD (National Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters) ACS partners through; Collaboration, Communication, Cooperation and Coordination, with other members such as Red Cross and Salvation Army.  We also engage with local, State and National government partners, such as Emergency Management Teams and FEMA. 

To learn more about ACS and what they do please visit their website at 


Our Local ACS Disaster Response Team

Our ACS Disaster Response Team covers area 1 which includes all of southern IL. Our volunteers respond to many different types of disasters. We have a certified chainsaw team, and various kits of clothing, personal care, flood buckets, etc. which are used in the disasters. We hold regular meetings every other month at the Mt.Vernon SDA Church. You do not have to be an Adventist to be a part of our ACS Disaster Response Team. 

If you are interested in joining our local division ACS Disaster Response Team then please contact us at 

The Community Services Director of our Division will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you and God Bless!