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...

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...

Rebuild: Up from the Ashes | Stories of Hope

(Clockwise from top left) Germaine Savoie, Bill VanTassell, Karen Fisher, and The Gray Family all share their stories of hope as each have been...

Anatomy of a United Methodist disaster response

A United Methodist volunteer team from the California-Pacific Conference prepares to work on a home damaged by Hurricane Sandy in Long Beach, N.Y., a...

PNW UMVIM Disaster Response Update: Hurricane Matthew

In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, flood water from the Tar River is well overflowing its southern bank. The river is cresting at about...

When Jesus Smiles: Working Together for a Shared Purpose

The PNW Early Response Team visited Minot, N.D. responding to floods in 2011. When Jesus Smiles: Working Together for a Shared Purpose By Steve Meachum One of the...

Millions Fear Storm – But the Church Is There

As Hurricane Sandy was hitting, many people were checking on neighbors, delivering food or simply offering a comforting presence. - Susan Kim *By Susan Kim October 30,...

UMNS: Illinois, Indiana United Methodists assess damages

Crossroads United Methodist Church in Washington, Ill., makes supplies available to those hit by the tornado. Photo courtesy of Crossroads United Methodist Church. Illinois,...

Disaster Response Training prepares 19 for Early Response Teams

Participants in this year's Disaster Response Training event are engaged in a team-building activity.  This event was held September 23-24, 2016 at Richland: Central...

Shower trailers will help VIM teams in the Greater Northwest

By Jim Truitt | Photos by members of PNW UMVIM, Early Response Teams, et. al. Finding lodging for Early Response Teams (ERT) and Volunteers in...

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