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...

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...

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...

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...

Anatomy of a United Methodist disaster response

A United Methodist volunteer team from the California-Pacific Conference prepares to work on a home damaged by Hurricane Sandy in Long Beach, N.Y., a...

Rebuild: Up From the Ashes | We Need You!

(Left) Rosalee Mohney leaders a discussion during November's Laity Immersion experience in Okanogan County.  (Right) A junk pile of rusty, metal rest in between...

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.

The Port Orchard Tornado Revisited

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.

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...

PNW/OR-ID Early Response Teams to support Hurricane Matthew relief

In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, floodwater from the Tar River is well overflowing its southern bank. Image courtesy of Wikipedia.  Learn more about this image, here. By...