Saipan Recovery Still Needs Skilled Volunteers

Teams are continuing to form to help survivors return to their homes after Super Typhoon Yutu struck Saipan October 2018 causing catastrophic damage. Learn more about the project and how you can participate in teams forms from October to April.

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...

ERTs help recovery effort in Maryland, post-Sandy

On Dec. 6, we arrived at 12:30 a.m. and hit the floor running at 7:00 a.m. We had a great day! We teamed up...

Washington Wildfires Update

By the Rev. Stanley J. Norman Firefighters are finally containing the massive Carlton Complex Fires in Eastern Washington (52% contained as of Thursday, July 24th)....

On the ground in Texas: Challenges rise as recovery transitions from cleanup to rebuild

Jim Truitt provides a third update on his work supporting Long Term Recovery Groups in Texas. In this post, he shares how fear, distrust and encroaching apathy threaten response efforts that will take 8-10 years, even as disaster response leadership display commitment and creativity.

Can your church help? Rebuild projects enter fall, need assist for winter.

By Rosalee Mohney | Photos by Andy O’Donnell The Rebuild: Up from the Ashes Project is moving forward with six houses under construction right now. The...

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...

Using Animation to Battle Ebola

Nashville-based United Methodist Communications collaborated with Chocolate Moose Media and iHeed to create an animated video for use in West Africa that helps dispel...

Hundreds of Volunteers Return to Repair and Rebuild Homes

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The first teams of skilled volunteers arrived in Alaska earlier this week to continue rebuilding efforts in four Interior communities affected...

Your House-Building Skills are Needed!

The last 5 homes to be rebuilt in the Okanogan are progressing but the summer building boom has made contractors scarce and could keep them from being completed. An accommodation by the county will allow for skilled volunteers to install electricity and plumbing. Can you help?

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