What are cooperative, caring ways we can reach out to neighbors during a disaster?

By Wendy Riddle | Photos by Dave Riddle On Saturday, January 20, 2018, over 50 people from 15 congregations and 5 different denominations gathered at...

Faith in Action! Rebuild campaign NEEDS YOU!

By Rosalee Mohney | Photos by Andy O'Donnell, Jesse N. Love, et. al. Now fully-funded, volunteers are needed to help rebuild remaining homes for victims...
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New video highlights UMCOR Sunday and the relief work of the UMC

One of six churchwide Special Sundays with offerings of The United Methodist Church, UMCOR Sunday calls United Methodists to share the goodness of life...

How have ERTs fulfilled its mission of service in 2017?

By Kathy Bryson For the PNW Early Response Team program, 2017 was a year kaf firsts. We hosted our first annual weekend “Spring Training” at...

Your Thoughts and Prayers have just Arrived

A recent Facebook post with a meme criticizing the "thoughts and prayers" response to disasters got under the skin of Scott Rosekrans, pastor of Port Hadlock Community UMC. He spent some time reflecting on what prayer should mean to Christians and how a sincere faith is inevitably coupled with action.

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...

How can our local church help survivors of natural disasters?

By Jesse N. Love with Rosalee Mohney and Jim Truitt Tacoma, Wash. - On a snowy Sunday morning, Mason United Methodist Church in Tacoma opened...

Registration deadline for ERT Training in Kennewick, EXTENDED!

By Kathy Bryson with Jesse N. Love Friends, REGISTER NOW for ERT Training in Kennewick! The deadline to register has been extended to Monday, October...

Leaving Texas: Lessons learned and the work ahead

Editor’s Note: Jim Truitt was invited by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to assist in the formation of a Long Term Recovery Taskforce for...

We are compassionate people with a passion for action!

By Rosalee Mohney | Photos by Jesse N. Love “I’m doing volunteer work because I wasn’t able to say ‘no.’ I’m called to do certain things...

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