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Mission Challenge


This year’s mission challenge at Annual Conference will be to collect Hurricane Relief items for Midwest Mission Distribution Center (MMDC), our United Methodist disaster relief supply center just south of Springfield, Ill., which is celebrating 20 years of ministry in 2020.

Letter from MMDC Executive Director

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, MMDC has struggled to purchase hygiene and cleaning supplies in bulk due to high demand. MMDC has also seen a reduction in the amount of in-kind donations resulting from the cancellation of in-person Annual Conferences. As Hurricane Season 2020 has been very challenging, the needs are greater than ever.  Help MMDC with hurricane recovery and in preparing for the next storm!

The most urgent supply needs are the following (all cleaning and hygiene items must be unopened, other items should be new or gently used):

  • Laundry soap (32- to 64-oz)
  • Dish soap (16- to 34-oz)
  • Household cleaner - no spray bottles (16- to 40-oz)
  • Toothpaste (at least 2.5 oz)
  • Hand tools
  • Blankets
  • Shovels (long handles preferred)
  • Foldable walkers
  • Wheelchairs
  • Crutches
  • Canes
  • Orthopedic supplies (walking boots, slings, ace wrap, etc.)

Download Relief Item List

Collection points are available in six NIC districts. Click here for the collection point addresses, contacts and drop-off times.  Please fill out a donation form to accompany your items. *Note there are no District specific items to donate. 

AC2020 Item Donation Form

Monetary donations are also welcome; make out your check to Midwest Mission Distribution Center and put "AC2020 Mission Challenge" in the memo line. You can also drop off your check at the Distribution Center or mail it  to MMDC, 1001 Mission Drive, Pawnee, IL 62558. Please include the monetary donation form with your gift. You can also make a donation at their website at

AC2020 Monetary Donation Form

The deadline to drop off items is November 1, 2020. 

Collection Site List

More questions? Please call or text Larry Dunlap-Berg 615.945.6411 or email

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