In addition to prayers and financial support, Bethlehem responds to disasters via its specially trained Emergency Response Teams, and Rebuild Teams. The ERT teams provide a caring Christian presence after a disaster and take steps to prevent further damage to homes impacted by the disaster. The Rebuild Teams help clear, repair and rebuild homes, helping families to recover spiritually and physically. Teams are formed for specific trips each year and respond where the need appears greatest. Frequently our youth join the adults on mission trips where they learn home repair skills as well as caring for others. Skilled as well as unskilled-but-willing workers are invited to join our rebuild teams.