What are cooperative, caring ways we can reach out to neighbors during a disaster?

By Wendy Riddle | Photos by Dave Riddle On Saturday, January 20, 2018, over 50 people from 15 congregations and 5 different denominations gathered at...

Up from the Ashes: Funding achieved for the FINAL phase of recovery

By Gerri Harvill, Stan Norman, and Jim Truitt Photos by PNW UMVIM, et. al. "Thanks to generous donations and strong partnerships, funding for the final phase...

How have ERTs fulfilled its mission of service in 2017?

By Kathy Bryson For the PNW Early Response Team program, 2017 was a year kaf firsts. We hosted our first annual weekend “Spring Training” at...

Shower trailers will help VIM teams in the Greater Northwest

By Jim Truitt | Photos by members of PNW UMVIM, Early Response Teams, et. al. Finding lodging for Early Response Teams (ERT) and Volunteers in...

How can our local church help survivors of natural disasters?

By Jesse N. Love with Rosalee Mohney and Jim Truitt Tacoma, Wash. - On a snowy Sunday morning, Mason United Methodist Church in Tacoma opened...

Registration deadline for ERT Training in Kennewick, EXTENDED!

By Kathy Bryson with Jesse N. Love Friends, REGISTER NOW for ERT Training in Kennewick! The deadline to register has been extended to Monday, October...

We are compassionate people with a passion for action!

By Rosalee Mohney | Photos by Jesse N. Love “I’m doing volunteer work because I wasn’t able to say ‘no.’ I’m called to do certain things...

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...

Early Response Team Training is coming, Oct. 14!

Be Ready. Do Good. Repeat. When: October 14, 2017 Location: Bremerton UMC, 1150 Marine Drive, Bremerton, WA ERT Basic Class: 8:30am – 4:00pm ERT Refresher Course: (For previously certified ERT...

Planning for Early Response Team Deployment to Texas

By Jim Truitt | Photos by Wikipedia, et. al. In the last few weeks, two of the largest natural disasters in American history have occurred....

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