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,...

Anatomy of a PNW United Methodist Disaster Response

After a rare tornado struck near Port Orchard just before Christmas, community members were eager to help but in need of assistance with management and assessment. Cindy Haverkamp shares how the Pacific Northwest United Methodist Church's Early Response Team stepped in to help to coordinate and assist with recovery efforts.

Hurricane Michael: Ways you can help today

By Patrick Scriven With sustained wind speeds just shy of a Category 5 hurricane, Michael is said to be the strongest to make landfall in...

Your House-Building Skills are Needed!

The last 5 homes to be rebuilt in the Okanogan are progressing but the summer building boom has made contractors scarce and could keep them from being completed. An accommodation by the county will allow for skilled volunteers to install electricity and plumbing. Can you help?

Upcoming Disaster Response Training Opportunities

Submitted by Kathy Bryson Springtime is a great time to up your skills and be ready. There are...

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.

Church brings hope to Ebola-infected families

By Kathy L. Gilbert | United Methodist News Service One Sunday morning, a young man called the local radio station in Ganta, Liberia, and threatened to...

Musings: Meeting Needs in the Midst of Disaster

Last summer, Aaron Pazan visited the Philippines for the Global Young People’s Convocation and Legislative Assembly serving as a young adult representative for the Western...

Commentary: Relief needs persist after typhoon

Commentary by April Grace G. Mercado June 12, 2014 | MANILA, Philippines (UMNS) More than six months after Typhoon Yolanda — known internationally as Typhoon Haiyan — killed...

Registration deadline for ERT Training in Kennewick, EXTENDED!

By Kathy Bryson with Jesse N. Love Friends, REGISTER NOW for ERT Training in Kennewick! The deadline to register has been extended to Monday, October...

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