Coming Together for Saipan

Over the last year, 18 volunteers from the PNW Conference contributed 1,650 hours of volunteer labor, helping to rebuild homes in Saipan after a devastating typhoon left thousands homeless. Kathy Bryson offers this report as work has been cut short due to the emergence of the Coronavirus.

Returning Home

A year after a freak tornado devastated their home, Beth and John Mueller gathered with members of Colby UMC in their rebuilt home receiving a blessing from their pastor Sheila Miranda. “United Methodists have a fantastic way of showing their faith through their deeds and their actions.”

The Port Orchard Tornado Revisited

It's been 10 months since a rare EF 2 Tornado wreaked havoc in Port Orchard, Washington. Jim Truitt, Disaster Response Coordinator for the Greater NW Area, offers us a look back at the work that has been accomplished by numerous volunteers and intentional partnerships.

UMCOR Relief for Bahamas and U.S.

Your help is needed, today, for Hurricane Dorian relief and other disasters the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is responding to around the world.

Saipan Recovery Still Needs Skilled Volunteers

Teams are continuing to form to help survivors return to their homes after Super Typhoon Yutu struck Saipan October 2018 causing catastrophic damage. Learn more about the project and how you can participate in teams forms from October to April.

Connecting Neighbors – Neighbors helping Neighbors when Disasters Strike

By Kathy Bryson Too often we only think about disasters when they strike. The Pacific Northwest is not immune to floods, fires. earthquakes or tornados....

Building a house! Create Hope!

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

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 team this summer and fall. Flights, accommodations, and...

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.