Nurturing Connections in Disaster Response

Nurturing Connections in Disaster Response By John Friend On March 28, while vacationing in Southern California, I received a call from the American Red Cross asking...

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.”

PNW/OR-ID Early Response Teams to support Hurricane Matthew relief

In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, floodwater from the Tar River is well overflowing its southern bank. Image courtesy of Wikipedia.  Learn more about this image, here. By...

Help restore the lights and heat for a family!

Experienced, volunteer electricians are currently needed for the Rebuild: Up from the Ashes home-building effort in Okanogan County. "Your experience counts – you need not be a licensed electrician," according to Wildfires UMVIM Coordinator Rosalee Mohney. Mid-November is the anticipated period so as much work as possible can be completed before winter arrives.

Philippines: Relief after Typhoon

After the passage of Typhoon Bopha, Ciony Ayo-Eduarte (in yellow shirt), the director of operations in the Philippines for the United Methodist Committee on...

UMCOR Disaster Case Management Training Returns to the Northwest

Stanley Norman and Gerri Harvill serve as Co-Pastors of Sandpoint United Methodist Church (Idaho) and as Disaster Response Coordinators (UMCOR) for The Pacific Northwest...

EarthKeepers lend a hand at the UMCOR West Depot

EarthKeepers trainees recently visited the Salt Lake City UMCOR West Depot and learned how the energy and generosity of United Methodists are deployed in response efforts when natural disaster strike. Cindy Haverkamp shares some of what they learned and how your church can participate in this work.

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:  Hope is a bright pink wall By...

PNW Laity: Our immersion experience in Okanogan County

Laity from the PNW Conference gather and pray at Pateros Community UMC before they fellowship with other partners supporting the rebuild of Okanogan County.   PNW...

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.