Building a house! Create Hope!

By Rosalee Mohney & Jim Truitt As this is being written, the final two homes of the Rebuild:...

Go to Camp and Earn a Badge – ERT Style!

Be prepared to serve the next time disaster strikes by attending the Spring Early Response Team training at Lazy F Camp and Retreat Center May 10-11! While you are doing so, be prepared to experience the beauty and hospitality of this amazing Central Washington retreat center.

Saipan Needs Your ERT and Construction Skills

By Kathy Bryson Help get Typhoon Yutu survivors back into their homes by joining a two-week UMCOR specialized...

Greater Northwest Area Disaster Response Programs Looking Ahead

In a new step of collaboration, Jim Truitt is leaving his role as Disaster Response Coordinator for the PNW Conference to provide leadership for for a Greater Northwest Area Disaster Response pilot program. Dana and Kathy Bryson will be replacing Jim as Disaster Response Coordinators in the PNW.

Volunteers Needed for Saipan

With super typhoon Yutu causing extensive damage to the island of Saipan (part of the Hawaii District of the California-Pacific Conference) in...

Creation Care Enhances UMCOR Ministries through Awareness and Collaboration

By Cindy Haverkamp, PNWUMC Creation Care Connector In 2018, natural disasters caused $160 billion in damage and claimed...
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CrossOver from Disaster to Life

The Rev. David Valera offers this look through interviews and images at how the community responded when a rare EF2 tornado struck Port Townsend, Wash. to give people hope, and how United Methodist volunteers were instrumental in offering expertise, coordination and a return to life.

Anatomy of a PNW United Methodist Disaster Response

After a rare tornado struck near Port Orchard just before Christmas, community members were eager to help but in need of assistance with management and assessment. Cindy Haverkamp shares how the Pacific Northwest United Methodist Church's Early Response Team stepped in to help to coordinate and assist with recovery efforts.

Upcoming Disaster Response Training Opportunities

Submitted by Kathy Bryson Springtime is a great time to up your skills and be ready. There are...

Have No Fear! The Green Shirts Are Here!

Five Early Response Teams from across the Western Jurisdiction join up to help North Carolina residents recover from Hurricane Florence.

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