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

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

Immigration Immersion

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Western Jurisdiction UMVIM coordinators are offering two Immigration Immersions to Tucson, Arizona, in March 2020. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from those in ministry at the border and will have the opportunity to spend one day in Nogales, Mexico.

UMCOR Disaster Case Management Training Returns to the Northwest

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Stanley Norman and Gerri Harvill serve as Co-Pastors of Sandpoint United Methodist Church (Idaho) and as Disaster Response Coordinators (UMCOR) for The Pacific Northwest...

Partnering Together to Rebuild & Restore Okanogan County (VIDEO)

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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...

The Port Orchard Tornado Revisited

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It's been 10 months since a rare EF 2 Tornado wreaked havoc in Port Orchard, Washington. Jim Truitt, Disaster Response Coordinator for the Greater NW Area, offers us a look back at the work that has been accomplished by numerous volunteers and intentional partnerships.

Volunteer teams needed for Carlton Complex rebuild

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Kevin Froese, on deck at left, of Mennonite Disaster Service, speaks during the Aug. 23 dedication of the first of 11 houses to be...

PNW UMVIM: Carlton Complex Fire Recovery Update

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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...

Eastern Washington Wildfires

By the Rev. Stanley J. Norman "This is a very active and fluid situation," fire spokesman Chuck Turey said. Mr. Turey is a master of...

When Jesus Smiles: Working Together for a Shared Purpose

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The PNW Early Response Team visited Minot, N.D. responding to floods in 2011. When Jesus Smiles: Working Together for a Shared Purpose By Steve Meachum One of the...

UMVIM: Seeking Help with Historic Okanogan UMC

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(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...

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