Early Response Team engage Hurricane Florence damage in North Carolina

Recorded by Mary Ellen Huey How appropriate are the words of the late Billy Graham: “God has given us two hands, one to receive with...

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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2017 Conference offers two ways to help UMCOR

By Ronda Cordill Way 1. Bringing Kits to Annual Conference Beginning on Wednesday, June 14 there will be a donation station in front of the Red...

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...

What Can I Do?

By Jim Truitt | Image by Jesse N. Love The world has suffered many natural disasters over the last two years from typhoons in the Philippines,...

Social support key to Ebola fight, leaders say

By Phileas Jusu | FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (UMNS) Religious leaders hope that providing emotional and social support for communities across Sierra Leone will help counter the...

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.

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...

UMVIM: Seeking Help with Historic Okanogan UMC

(Left) Okanogan United Methodist Church (photo courtesy of Joe Mabel/Wikimedia Commons) and (Right) an example of tuckpointing (photo by David Hawgood, Wikimedia Commons). PNW Volunteers...

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...

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