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...

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...

Top four worst, and best, ways to help after a disaster

When disaster strikes, often we see heart-wrenching images on television. Here are the top four most common pitfalls into which helpers fall after a disaster – and what they should do instead.

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...

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...

UMCOR Disaster Case Management Training Returns to the Northwest

Stanley Norman and Gerri Harvill serve as Co-Pastors of Sandpoint United Methodist Church (Idaho) and as Disaster Response Coordinators (UMCOR) for The Pacific Northwest...

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...

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...

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...

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