Seattle District musical event raises funds for Rebuild: Up from the Ashes

The praise team from First United Methodist Church in Bellevue, Wash. brought a joyful noise during the Seattle District fund-raising event for the Rebuild:...

PNW Wildfires: How You Can Help

PNW Disaster Response - Wildfire Update: How You Can Help By Jim Truitt FOLLOW PNW UMVIM ON FACEBOOK It has been a hot and dry summer in the...

Pateros “Make a Difference Day” is October 25, 2014

Article and Photos by Jim Truitt, PNW UMVIM Disaster Response Coordinator The largest wildfire in Washington’s history roared through the North Central part of the state in...

Partnering Together to Rebuild & Restore Okanogan County (VIDEO)

About 40 representatives from faith-based and non-governmental organizations met at the Pateros Fire Station in February 2015. They discussed individual casework/projects, committing financial and...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Wildfires Update: Our Work Continues – How to Volunteer – Get Training

By Jim Truitt The wildfires in eastern Washington are finally either out or fully contained. State and Federal assessors are in the field this week...

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