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 Jurisdiction. Pazan reflects on their...

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 most gratifying moments of raising...

PNW UMVIM: Carlton Complex Fire Recovery Update

A glimpse of the damage caused by the Carlton Complex fire in Pateros, Wash.Carlton Complex Fire Recovery Update By Jim Truitt | Photos by Jesse N. Love Our Goal The long-term recovery...

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 part of Long Island. The...

Early Response Team Training

2012 was a really tough year across the United States. Natural disasters of all kinds caused massive damage to the infrastructure and personal property. The need for trained volunteers...

Earth, Wind & Fire: Band or Disaster Response Season?

(Left) A view from a Washington Army National Guard helicopter shows the aftermath of the mudslide more than a week after it occurred in Oso, Wash. (Photo by Spc....

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 Oregon National Guard is assisting...

Mission Agency Prepares for Long-term Integrated Response to Ebola

By Melissa Hinnen | Director of Content and Public Information | Email October 8, 2014—Since June 2014, the General Board of Global Ministries’ United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) and Global...

Relief for those fleeing Washington fires

By Linda Bloom | Aug. 26, 2015 | NEW YORK (UMNS) Last summer, a wildfire scorched the back of Pateros Community United Methodist Church in Washington State and burned down its parsonage. This August,...

Wildfire Update: Pastors provide spiritual support for evacuees, responders

"Unless you have a real reason to go into the area, please stay away. The air quality is unhealthy and there are an unusually large number of people trying...

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