Volunteer teams needed for Carlton Complex rebuild

Kevin Froese, on deck at left, of Mennonite Disaster Service, speaks during the Aug. 23 dedication of the first of 11 houses to be...

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...

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...

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...

Disaster Response in 2012

A photo montage featuring degrading air quality in Ellensburg and the construction of a new home in White Swan, Wash. Images by the Revs. Shalom...

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.

Relief for those fleeing Washington fires

By Linda Bloom | Aug. 26, 2015 | NEW YORK (UMNS) Last summer, a wildfire scorched the back of Pateros Community United Methodist Church in Washington State and...

Fallen and Injured Firefighters Honored

Report by David Reinholz | Associate Conference Lay Leader (PNW) WENATCHEE, WA – On a day when cooler temperatures and light rain brought hope of an end...

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.

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...

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