Upcoming Disaster Response Training Opportunities

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

Volunteer Home Builders Bring Amazing Hope to Okanogan County!

By Cindy Haverkamp with Rosalee Mohney, Wildfires UMVIM Coordinator When volunteers first began responding for calls to rebuild homes in Okanogan County following the worst...

Greater Northwest Area Disaster Response Programs Looking Ahead

In a new step of collaboration, Jim Truitt is leaving his role as Disaster Response Coordinator for the PNW Conference to provide leadership for for a Greater Northwest Area Disaster Response pilot program. Dana and Kathy Bryson will be replacing Jim as Disaster Response Coordinators in the PNW.

Creation Care Enhances UMCOR Ministries through Awareness and Collaboration

By Cindy Haverkamp, PNWUMC Creation Care Connector In 2018, natural disasters caused $160 billion in damage and claimed...

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.

Connecting Neighbors – Neighbors helping Neighbors when Disasters Strike

By Kathy Bryson Too often we only think about disasters when they strike. The Pacific Northwest is not...

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.

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.”

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