Last weekend, the Rev. David Valera traveled to North Central Washington State to speak with United Methodists already engaged in responding to the needs of those impacted by recent, sudden wildfires. He spoke with several individuals who had come to the United Methodist Church in Pateros, Washington, to hand out needed supplies provided by the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR).
Efforts to respond to these wildfires are ongoing. To contribute to these efforts financially, visit: https://pnwumc.org/wildfires
This video was produced and edited by the Rev. David Valera with additional photographs provided by Rev. Cruz Edwin Santos, Director of Hispanic/Latinx Ministries (PNW). Music by Emorie.
Special thanks to PNW Disaster Response Coordinators Dana and Kathy Bryson, Seven Rivers Missional District Superintendent Rev. Joanne Coleman Campbell, Tracy Faulkner, Pateros UMC and Pastor Pastor Richard Curtis, Christian Rivera, and Alma and Joshua Santos.
Rev. David Valera serves as Executive Director of Connectional Ministries for the Pacific Northwest Conference of The United Methodist Church.