On September 28, 2022, Pastor Raul Velasquez, Founder and President of Disaster Response Ministries International (DRMI), activated the DRMI-CERT team in response to Hurricane Ian approaching Florida.
The Hillsborough County Office of Emergency Management had requested DRMI-CERT leadership to
assistance in staffing emergency support function (ESF #15) at the Hillsborough County PSOC/EOC.
DRMI-CERT, which stands for Community Emergency Response Team, is a group of trained volunteers who assist in disaster response efforts. The team was mobilized to provide emergency support and assist with any necessary preparations for Hurricane Ian.