Superstorm Sandy Recovery- December 2012-Team 3
1/2/2013Rick Gilson led a Western PA Early Response Team that worked on a storm-damaged home on the main street of Belford, NJ. They stayed at Middletown UM Church arriving Dec. 26 and leaving Dec. 31. A Middletown church member worked with the team each day. Gilson stepped in as team leader after a death in family of the Rev. Rick Nelson, Conference Disaster Response Coordinator, the original leader.
Superstorm Sandy Recovery - December 2012 Team 2
12/19/2012A Early Response Team led by the Rev. John Flower, pastor of Heritage UM Church in Ligonier, worked in Seaville, New Jersey from December 9-12.
Superstorm Sandy Recovery- December 2012 Team 1
12/5/2012The first Early Response Team of volunteers from the Western PA Conference arrived in New Jersey Dec. 4, 2012 to help with clean-up after Superstorm Sandy.
Team Aids in Susquehanna Flood Recovery
12/14/2011Western PA United Methodists traveled to Central PA in the fall to help with flood recovery. Help will be needed in 2012. It's estimated that recovery will take two years.
WPAUMC Haiti Prayer Service
3/1/2010Photos from the Feb. 28 service of prayer for Haiti earthquake survivors and responders at Grove City College.
Conference Sends Help to Haiti Earthquake Survivors
1/14/2010The Conference's Mission Barn near New Castle has led the early response to the January 12, 2010, earthquake that struck Haiti. In this gallery are images of volunteers from the New Castle Rescue Mission loading UMCOR kits from across the Conference into trucks. Headed to the Mechanicsburg, PA, the shipment joins kits from the Central PA United Methodist facility. From there, they will be sent to the United Methodist Saeger-Brown Depot in Louisiana and shipped to Haiti. Build United Methodist Committee on Relief kits to offer your help or give money to the United Methodist "Haiti Emergency 2010" fund (Advance #418325). Learn more at www.umcor.org.