New Director. New address. Some of what’s happening at Midwest Mission Distribution Center.
The UMCOR Relief Supply Network consists of nine depots, including the Midwest Mission Distribution Center (MMDC).
Since it was founded in 1999, MMDC United Methodists across the Michigan Area have sent tons of UMCOR materials for packing and thousands have travelled to Illinois to pack them.
The January 2018 newsletter of the Midwest Mission Distribution Center is full of information, starting with the stats for 2017:
- UMCOR Kits shipped: UMCOR Kits Shipped: Health Kits – 11,761; Layette Kits – 1,635; Cleaning Buckets – 14,287; Bedding Kits – 336; School Kits – 3,089; Birthing Kits – 28,653
- MMDC Kits and Projects Shipped: Student School Bags – 13,335; Teacher School Bags – 115; School Desks – 284; Personal Dignity Kits – 36,456; Bikes – 391; Sewing Machines – 923
- Summary of Operations: Number of Volunteers – 2,314; Volunteer Hours – 33,217; In-kind Donations – 668,703 lbs ; International Shipments – 29; Domestic Shipments – 201; Shipped out 909,031 lbs
- International shipments made to 15 countries plus U.S. Territory of Puerto Rico
Long-time MMDC Executive Director Pat Wright retired in 2017 and Chantel Corrie has taken over her position. Her prayer for MMDC: “MMDC light in the world continues to shine brighter and touch more lives for Christ.” Email Chantel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Center has not moved. However, the postal service has assigned them a new mailing address: 1001 Mission Drive, Pawnee, IL 62558. Phone MMDC at 217.483.7911.