Mudslide Update: Our impact, dollars at work for Oso relief

View of the hill side that gave way near SR 530. A hillside in the Snohomish County community of Oso at SR 530 gave way on March....

United Methodists ready to assist after mudslide

The March 22 landslide near Oso in Washington State left at least 14 dead and more than 170 missing. Photo by Washington State Patrol By Linda Bloom | March 25, 2014...

Pateros “Make a Difference Day” is October 25, 2014

Article and Photos by Jim Truitt, PNW UMVIM Disaster Response Coordinator The largest wildfire in Washington’s history roared through the North Central part of the state in mid July of 2014. By...

Washington Wildfires Update

By the Rev. Stanley J. Norman Firefighters are finally containing the massive Carlton Complex Fires in Eastern Washington (52% contained as of Thursday, July 24th). The other wildfires burning near...

PNW Wildfires: How You Can Help

PNW Disaster Response - Wildfire Update: How You Can Help By Jim Truitt FOLLOW PNW UMVIM ON FACEBOOK It has been a hot and dry summer in the Pacific Northwest - making conditions...

Trial By Fire

Photos & Story by David Reinholz | Associate Lay Leader, PNW Conference "We saw the fire come over the top of the ridge at 7:00 pm and knew we had to...

Shower trailers will help VIM teams in the Greater Northwest

By Jim Truitt | Photos by members of PNW UMVIM, Early Response Teams, et. al. Finding lodging for Early Response Teams (ERT) and Volunteers in Mission (VIM) teams is always...

UMNS: Illinois, Indiana United Methodists assess damages

Crossroads United Methodist Church in Washington, Ill., makes supplies available to those hit by the tornado. Photo courtesy of Crossroads United Methodist Church. Illinois, Indiana United Methodists assess damages By...
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Chaplain speaks on experience at Oso Mudslide

Capt. Justin Townley shares from his experience of seeing Christ in the ongoing recovery efforts at the 530 mudslide in Oso, Washington. Townley currently serves as a chaplain for...

Commentary: Relief needs persist after typhoon

Commentary by April Grace G. Mercado June 12, 2014 | MANILA, Philippines (UMNS) More than six months after Typhoon Yolanda — known internationally as Typhoon Haiyan — killed 6,268 people on Nov. 8,...

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