Anatomy of a PNW United Methodist Disaster Response

After a rare tornado struck near Port Orchard just before Christmas, community members were eager to help but in need of assistance with management and assessment. Cindy Haverkamp shares how the Pacific Northwest United Methodist Church's Early Response Team stepped in to help to coordinate and assist with recovery efforts.

Have No Fear! The Green Shirts Are Here!

Five Early Response Teams from across the Western Jurisdiction join up to help North Carolina residents recover from Hurricane Florence.

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 fires in our state’s history,...

A United Methodist Response to the National Climate Assessment

Creation Care Connector, Cindy Haverkamp, reflects on ways for United Methodists to respond to last Friday's National Climate Assessment.

Help restore the lights and heat for a family!

Experienced, volunteer electricians are currently needed for the Rebuild: Up from the Ashes home-building effort in Okanogan County. "Your experience counts – you need not be a licensed electrician," according to Wildfires UMVIM Coordinator Rosalee Mohney. Mid-November is the anticipated period so as much work as possible can be completed before winter arrives.

Early Response Teams, Hurricane Florence and the power of working together in the West

Three back-to-back Early Response Teams are preparing now for week-long missions to Beaufort, North Carolina (Oct 28 - Nov. 18) to support relief efforts helping people impacted by Hurricane Florence. Leadership is shared by members from the PNW and OR-ID Conferences with other team members coming from Cal-Nev, Desert Southwest and Mountain Sky.

Hurricane Michael: Ways you can help today

By Patrick Scriven With sustained wind speeds just shy of a Category 5 hurricane, Michael is said to be the strongest to make landfall in the United States in 50...

Early Response Teams are Getting Ready – Join Us!

By Kathy Bryson I just received a news article predicting that the upcoming hurricane season will again be busy. The forecast made me reflect on last year’s many Early Response...

UMVIM team going to Texas!

By Cheryl Regan | Photos by Jim Truitt Cheryl Reagan will be leading a UMVIM team to Texas. Reagan is inviting members from throughout the Conference to provide relief for...

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 Bremerton United Methodist Church for...