PNW Early Response Team’s chainsaw unit clears burnt trees for homes, creates safety zone

(Left to right) Larry Johnson, Steve Meacham, Woody Russell, and Dana Bryson stand above Lake Chelan on a steep hillside clearing for a home...

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...

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...

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...

April Spring Training for Early Response Teams! (FLIER DOWNLOAD)

Mark your calendars and contact Kathy Bryson for more information! Click to DOWNLOAD this Flier (PDF) FACEBOOK: PNW UMVIM | Rebuild: Up from the Ashes  

Mudslide Update: Our impact, dollars at work for Oso relief

View of the hill side that gave way near SR 530. A hillside in the Snohomish County community of Oso at SR...

Wildfire Update: Pastors provide spiritual support for evacuees, responders

"Unless you have a real reason to go into the area, please stay away. The air quality is unhealthy and there are an unusually...

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...

Wildfires Update: Our Work Continues – How to Volunteer – Get Training

By Jim Truitt The wildfires in eastern Washington are finally either out or fully contained. State and Federal assessors are in the field this week...

UMCOR Disaster Case Management Training Returns to the Northwest

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...