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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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