A Caring Ministry related to theThe IGRC & the North Central Jurisdiction of theUnited Methodist Church
Located in Illinois, near Springfield, just off ofInterstate 55
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The Center Pat Wright Executive Director Danielle Eaton Assistant Director Mary EvermonWarehouse Clerical Assistant Kit-making area
The Warehouse Mark Freeman Warehouse Supervisor
Warehouse AdditionThe expansion built July/August of 2007 doublesthe current space available. It is used for storing desks, medical equipment, etc. that won’t hurt to freeze. New addition starts here
3rd Section of the WarehouseSlab is poured and completed November 2011
The Project Schoolroom ChapelThe Project Schoolroom woodshop was remodeled into a chapel by the NOMADS in July and August, 2009.
Wood ShopA two story woodshop was moved intothe warehouse addition and finishedduring the summer of 2009. Bottom flooris used for cutting desks and the 2nd storyis used to sand and apply polyurethaneto them.
SCHOOL DESKS• School desks are assembled by volunteers after the pieces are cut in the woodshop. They are then knocked down, sanded, and a two coats of polyurethane are applied. After the desks are dry they are wrapped in stretch wrap and are ready to ship to mission schools in other countries.
FOUR WORK ROOMS ADDED• 4 rooms have been constructed against the north wall of the second/east warehouse. Desk Shop
SEWING MACHINE & BICYCLE REPAIR SHOPS• MMDC is always looking for volunteers to work in the sewing machine & bicycle repair shops so reconditioned sewing machines and bicycles can be sent to mission sites all over the world. Sewing Machine Repair Shop Bicycle Repair Shop
The DormitoryLodging for 32, Kitchen, Laundry,Showers, and Community Room
The DuplexHousing for the Monthly Volunteer Coordinators
The Gift ShopTwice Giving Gifts is an international shopbenefiting artisans in developing countries.
Picnic Shelter The picnic shelter was constructed during the summer and fall of 2005in memory of Esther Doerfler Stevens.
As of February 2010 the Midwest Mission Distribution Center signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with UMCOR and is one of 7 cooperating Depots in theUMCOR Relief Supply Network.
The 7 members of the Relief Supply Network• Midwest Mission Distribution Center – North Central Jurisdiction, Chatham, IL• Eastbrook Mission Barn – Western Pennsylvania Conference, New Castle, PA• Mission Central – Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, Mechanicsburg, PA• Mission Response Center – Western North Carolina Conference, Terrell, NC• NW District North Alabama Disaster Warehouse-Decatur, AL• UMCOR West Depot – Salt Lake City, Utah• UMCOR Sager Brown Depot – Baldwin, LA
The 7 Cooperating Depots in the UMCOR Relief Supply Network Midwest Mission Distribution Center Chatham, IL Eastbrook Mission Barn UMCOR West New Castle, PASalt Lake City, UT Mission Central Mechanicsburg, PA Mission Response UMCOR Sager-Brown NW Dist. North Center Baldwin, LA Alabama Disaster Terrell, NC Warehouse Decatur, AL
Kits are assembled and packed. Health Kit School Kit Sewing Kit Layette Kit
Personal Dignity Kit• In January 2012 a new kit was introduced in response to Bishop Rev. Gregory V. Palmer’s reflection and challenge based on Psalm 41.This is the Center’s response to the poor among us.The Personal Dignity Kit includes these items: Hand Towel, Washcloth, Soap, Shampoo, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Nail Clipper, Antiperspirant, Razor and Comb in a 1 gallon baggie.
In 2012 MMDC sent out the following numbers of kits:• UMCOR Cleaning Buckets=5,798• UMCOR Health Kits=13,071• UMCOR School Kits=3,298• UMCOR Layette Kits=2,595• UMCOR Sewing Kits=743• UMCOR Birthing Kits=223• MMDC Haiti Student School Bags=11,386• MMDC Haiti Teacher School Bags=735• MMDC School Desks=457• MMDC Personal Dignity Kits: 20,366
Our four trailers, two box trucks and vanroll in every direction to collect anddistribute donations.
International Disbursements haveAfghanistan Algeria Belarus to: been made Brazil CubaCosta Rica Dominican Republic EcuadorHaiti Honduras Liberia Mexico NicaraguaPakistan Panama Peru Romania IraqSierra Leone Tajikistan Zimbabwe GhanaGuatemala India Jamaica Kenya Russia Tanzania Uganda Ukraine Mongolia Philippines Congo
•MMDC School Desks in Haiti•MMDC School Bags in Haiti
Grace Children’s Hospital-HaitiCover with Love Hospital Outfits Diaper with ties Quilt While on a mission trip to Haiti in October 2012-MMDC Ex. Director-Pat Wright tookthese photos on a tour of Grace Children’s Hospital in Port au Prince, Haiti
U.S. Disbursements•Disaster / Flood Relief Supplies for: Illinois,Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska,North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, New York,Virginia, Wisconsin , Florida, Indiana, Ohio,Mississippi, North Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky.•McCurdy School, New Mexico• Navajo Nation, Arizona; Rosebud Reservation,South Dakota; White Earth Reservation,Minnesota.•Cobden Hispanic Ministries, Illinois•Food Pantries, Children’s Homes, HomelessShelters, Abuse Shelters, Crisis Nurseries,Restart Ministeries, and After-School Programsthroughout the Midwest
PROJECT OPERATION HANDCLASP• MMDC is donor to Navy’s Operation Project Handclasp
Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts In the first two weeks Health kits, blankets, water, toilet paper, Flood Buckets, etc. 7 semi-loads, totaling 101,039 lbs. were sent to the Gulf-coast area.The 4 month total was 395,000 pounds.
OTHER FACTS:•The MMDC opened in March of 2000.•323 disbursements, totaling over 143 tons,were made from the MMDC in 2012.•The MMDC is funded through thegenerosity of individuals, civic groups,local congregations, and conferences.•The MMDC is dependent on volunteers!
Construction work Sewing School Bags We LoveLoading Containers Our Volunteers! Prayer circle for container leaving for Russia
In 2012, approximately1,957 individuals from 23 different states, representing 408 churches,volunteered for a total of34,995 hours at MMDC .
Construction Loading Sewing Maintenance Kits Build school desks Paperwork Landscaping
Filling Sea Containers Sea containers are filled to the limit and a circle of prayer speeds it on the way.
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