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...

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...

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...

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...

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...