ERT: Whidbey Island home needs volunteers for salvage

Photo courtesy of the Washington Department of Natural Resources. For more info, click here. ERT: Whidbey Island home needs volunteers for salvage By Jim Truitt Whidbey Island...

Tornado Response

Since yesterday we have been watching the devastating images of destruction in Moore, Oklahoma. In the last two days, dozens of tornadoes tore through five...

Okanogan Rebuild help needed, ERTs needed in Texas

Help needed for Okanogan Rebuild: Up From the Ashes By Ronda Cordill Each day as we watch the news, we see pictures of all of the...

UMVIM team going to Texas!

By Cheryl Regan | Photos by Jim Truitt Cheryl Reagan will be leading a UMVIM team to Texas. Reagan is inviting members from throughout the...

PNW UM Early Response Teams to meet in June 2013

An aerial view of the flood-stricken town of Vernonia, Oregon, Dec. 4, 2007, from an Oregon Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter. The...

Top four worst, and best, ways to help after a disaster

When disaster strikes, often we see heart-wrenching images on television. Here are the top four most common pitfalls into which helpers fall after a disaster – and what they should do instead.

Wildfires: Hope is a bright pink wall

Learn how you can be an important part of the rebuild effort in areas affected by Washington wildfires: bit.ly/rebuild-up-from-the-ashes  Hope is a bright pink wall By...

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...

Sign up for UMVIM TEAM LEADER Training – NOW!

By Wendy Riddle UM Volunteers in Mission Team Leader/Team Member Training October 28 (Pasco: Riverview UMC) November 18 (Tumwater UMC) 9:00 am - 3:30 pm | $20.00 REGISTER HERE I remember my...

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.

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