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1,000s of pounds of donations fill mission truck

Posted: June 22 2022 at 03:07 PM

Volunteers from Our Redeemer's in Schaumburg help the Conference Board of Global Ministries fill the truck for the 2022 Annual Conference Mission Challenge during a rainy first day of taking in collections.

The NIC Board of Global Ministries thanks the more than 60 churches who helped fill the truck for the Annual Conference mission challenge.

Volunteers collected and sorted nearly 4,500 pounds (and still counting) of most-needed items for the Midwest Mission Distribution Center (MMDC)! An additional $700 plus in cash was donated.

Special thanks to the youth and adult helpers from Our Redeemer's UMC in Schaumburg who helped take in the donations, even in the rain. 

New Needs for Ukraine

Midwest Mission asks for your help in supplying:

  • Men's Socks
  • Rain Ponchos
  • Adult Underwear

You can send all - NEW ONLY - items to 1001 Mission Dr., Pawnee, IL 62558. Donations must be received at Midwest Mission, no later than July 22. Or you can donate by texting UKRAINE to 855.589.1314 or give online here.

Permanent Collection Sites

Midwest Mission strives to ensure that those affected by a disaster receive the supplies they need to recover. Needs change quickly and that is why they are working to set up a network of collection sites around the Midwest so that when people are ready to help, the supplies needed to assist are close by.

The NIC Global Ministries Committee is working to get a permanent donation site in every district across the conference. So far, New Lenox UMC (Lake South District) and Lanark UMC (Prairie North) are confirmed sites. 

For more information about donation drop-offs, contact the church:

New Lenox UMC
339 West Haven Ave.

New Lenox, IL 60451

Contact: Ray Trent

Cell: 815.277.7053


Lanark UMC
405 East Locust

Lanark, IL 61046

Contact: Church Office

Office: 815.493.6300


Near the NIC:

Coal City UMC
6805 East McArdle Rd.

Coal City, IL 60416

Contact: Deb & Dave Gowdy

Home: 815.634.2151


MMDC has shipped 23 international shipments so far this year. Four shipments to Ukraine provided more than 432,000 meals, emergency blankets, and baby supplies.

Watch a video update from Chantel Corrie, MMDC's Executive Director.

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