Can your church help? Rebuild projects enter fall, need assist for winter.

By Rosalee Mohney | Photos by Andy O’Donnell The Rebuild: Up from the Ashes Project is moving forward with six houses under construction right now. The goal: complete interior work for...

On the ground in Texas: Challenges rise as recovery transitions from cleanup to rebuild

Jim Truitt provides a third update on his work supporting Long Term Recovery Groups in Texas. In this post, he shares how fear, distrust and encroaching apathy threaten response efforts that will take 8-10 years, even as disaster response leadership display commitment and creativity.

Early Response Team Training is coming, Oct. 14!

Be Ready. Do Good. Repeat. When: October 14, 2017 Location: Bremerton UMC, 1150 Marine Drive, Bremerton, WA ERT Basic Class: 8:30am – 4:00pm ERT Refresher Course: (For previously certified ERT volunteers) 12 Noon – 4:00pm Lunch...

On the ground in Texas: “The response to this disaster is huge”

Jim Truitt, UMVIM Disaster Response Coordinator for the PNW Conference, is on the ground in Texas assisting FEMA in the formation of a Long Term Recovery Taskforce for Hurricane Harvey. Working 12 hour days among thousands of people has given him an appreciation for the immensity of the response and the importance of attending to the work in front of him in a focused way.

Launch of United Methodist Volunteers in Mission celebration Sunday

ATLANTA: The General Board of Global Ministries is extending an invitation to United Methodist churches and annual conferences to participate in United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) Awareness Sunday....

Planning for Early Response Team Deployment to Texas

By Jim Truitt | Photos by Wikipedia, et. al. In the last few weeks, two of the largest natural disasters in American history have occurred. Hurricane Harvey slammed into the...

Okanogan County: Fencing in the Rebuild!

By Rosalee Mohney | Photos by Andy O’Donnell When we think of the devastation from the historic Okanogan County fires of recent years, it is easy to overlook a critical...

Here’s how Conconully UMC raised $4000 for Rebuild Up from the Ashes

By Marilyn Church | Images courtesy of Jesse N. Love, Wikipedia* "In 2015, Conconully was evacuated for a week; the fires never came into the town proper, but came to the...

Where to send kits, disaster response training events

UMCOR Relief Kits: A Message for PNW Churches By Jim Truitt Please be advised: Currently, no one in the PNW Conference is responsible for collecting UMCOR Kits for transport to the Salt...

Hurricane Harvey: What Can You Do?

By Jim Truitt | Photos courtesy of the NOAA/NASA GOES Project, et. al. Everyone can help. In the world of disaster response, we say there are the three Ps. There are...

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