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...

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...

Disaster Response: Earth, Wind, Fire…and Flood

Views from disaster areas in the PNW: In 2014, the mudslides in Oso (March) and the Carlton Complex wildfire (July) devastated local communities and...

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...

UMVIM: Seeking Help with Historic Okanogan UMC

(Left) Okanogan United Methodist Church (photo courtesy of Joe Mabel/Wikimedia Commons) and (Right) an example of tuckpointing (photo by David Hawgood, Wikimedia Commons). PNW Volunteers...

UMCOR relief money on way to Philippines

Typhoon Haiyan (31W) over Vietnam and China on November 10,2013. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. UMCOR relief money on way to Philippines By Linda Bloom* Three...

Typhoon lessons learned in Philippines

Ciony Ayo-Eduarte (in yellow shirt), the director of operations in the Philippines for the United Methodist Committee on Relief, distributes emergency food supplies to...

Fallen and Injured Firefighters Honored

Report by David Reinholz | Associate Conference Lay Leader (PNW) WENATCHEE, WA – On a day when cooler temperatures and light rain brought hope of an end...

Volunteers needed for Grays Harbor Clean-Up!

Volunteers cleaning up the flood mud. Photo by Mickey Thurman, with permission. PDF DOWNLOADS: FLIER | TOOLS/EQUIPMENT LIST URGENT: Volunteers needed for flood clean-up! By Jim Truitt Homes, families...

Wildfire Update: 180 homes burned, financial support needed

An air tanker plane dropping fire retardant over the advancing Chelan Butte wildfire (part of the Chelan Complex fire) in Chelan, Wash. Photo courtesy...

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