A special thanks to LeEllen Haynes who delivered approximately 30 school kits to Annual Conference from UM4GI!
Please read the following message from Rev. Alan Gager:
By Rev. Alan Gager, Conference Secretary of Global Ministries
Thank you to everyone who brought items to the Midwest Mission Distribution Center (MMDC) United Methodist Committee On Relief (UMCOR) semi during the 2014 Annual Conference Session.
I would especially like to thank Mary Ann Bede and conference staff member Destiny Kucera. Mary Ann helped organize volunteers. Destiny did a great job arranging for the semi’s transmission to be repaired. A heartfelt thank you to truck owner Charlie West who donates his time and expenses.
As of June 13, 2014, 456 churches brought items and/or money. A total of $12,733.75 was received in cash donations and approximately nine tons of items were collected. Items donated included: 973 health kits, 2,480 school kits, 320 cleaning buckets (flood buckets), 204 sewing kits, 78 layette kits, 38 boxes of homemade cloth diapers, boxes and boxes of miscellaneous items, 16 treadle sewing machines (to be refurbished at the MMDC repair store), five wheelchairs, 18 bicycles, 500 quilts, eight boxes of new pillows and 10 tornado relief kits.
Thanks to everyone who made this a great success. For more information on how MMDC “finds a home for EVERY donated item” go to www.midwestmissiondc.org.