I worked with a team assembling flood buckets, making school kits, repairing sewing machines, building desks and whatever else needed to be done. I also met someone who was on the receiving end of the buckets and school kits. When I asked them how they used the school kits, they shared that the children needed something to do while they wait ~ wait for the water to recede, wait for school to start again, wait for the electricity to come back on, etc. A HUGE joy was being able to pray for the different kits made that particular day. Prayers for the shipments heading out and for the receivers is always done. What a blessing to be able to help and to hear how these supplies are used!!! Thank you MMDC for the chance to help others.
I volunteered at MMDC last week. They are great stewards of all donations. They are efficient and prepared and always in awe of how God uses them. Midwest Mission Distribution Center is very effective!
It is such a blessing to serve at an agency that finds a place for everyone to serve. Assembling many sorts of projects: school, health, cleaning, sewing, infant layettes, school desks from old bleachers. When you come here, they will put you to work. And literally touch the world literally. And you meet folks from throughout the US. You go away feeling so appreciated and you know you have made a difference in the lives of persons in need.
Facilities and accommodations are good, staff are very helpful and upbeat, excellent information spots along with each break. Very impressed with the caring efforts represented at MMDC and the variety of their partnerships with other mission agencies gives one the sure knowledge that God is at work at MMDC.
This is a well organized and God centered nonprofit that filled my heart with joy in knowing all the little things being done there are making a huge difference for many in this world!!!
MMDC is the the dealing center of its kind in the Midwest. The staff creates a warm, energetic place for volunteers who prepare disaster response supplies, school desks, school kits, bicycles, sewing machines, and other supplies for shipment domestically and internationally.
I volunteered a few years ago. It was a very rewarding experience. The staff was very supportive and accommodating to some special needs of our group.
We were told where our projects were going and how they would help the recipients. They were organized from day one of the 5 day stay. I was impressed that even “throw away” objects can have a beneficial use.
They are committed to helping those in need. Their dedication and compassion are inspiring.
Helped us at the mission for the last 4 years and it is a rewarding experience. They run the mission outreach with a positive goal in mind. They have helped thousands of people in the USA and in other countries. I have also done sewing at home and took the items to the mission were they distributed them where needed. This year has been very trying because of all the flooding, weather related distraction and wild fires. They put God first and humanity second. Were there is a need they respond. Nothing that is donated is thrown away. If it can’t be used in one place it will go somewhere else. All the packing material is also recycled.
My husband and I appreciated having the opportunity to make desks, sew, count items, plane wood, and put together a variety of kits -- all within a week's time! Many people send items to the Midwest Mission Distribution Center, but it's time well spent to go work at the site, too. Besides collecting more items for them, we're already signing up to work next year. To top it off, my husband drives trailer loads of collections from our Conference to the Center.
My wife and I have both volunteered at MMDC for several years. They are very good at providing hands-on involvement for people of all ages and they really attempt to make every donation count. They distribute locally, regionally and internationally and work really well with other organizations.
From assembling flood buckets to be used after disasters to putting together health kits, this is the place to be. No matter if you are the donator or the one working on site, you are making a difference in this world.
I volunteer with a group from Nebraska. I go every April. This is a great organization doing great things. It’s amazing how they have all of the connections they do besides UMCOR to send goods all over. Amazing staff working there as well. Very caring people. Have jobs for everyone whether standing or sitting. Always look forward to going back. Enjoy the updates they put on Facebook and the monthly newsletters.
Practical knowledgable people getting real aid to people who can use the assistance. They understand the logistics and the other problems that can be almost insurmountable in getting aid to people around the world. They do great work, effectively.
MMDC provides help to people all over the world! They take both large and small donations that will help people make a decent living, protect their health and property, and give hope.
We took a group of 7th and 8th graders out to volunteer on Columbus Day. The staff was very organized and helpful. We helped unload a truck full of mattresses that were delivered to an orphanage in Honduras. Fabulous organization, and great place to volunteer!
Was a great experience! I mended sheets and blankets, Cleaned sewing machines and helped put together school bags. We would finish a project return from break and everything would be ready for the next project. Very efficient staff!
Midwest Mission Distribution Center makes careful and generous use of the resources they receive, whether they be volunteers’ time and skill or donated items or monetary donations. No matter what skills volunteers have, the staff kind find jobs for them. Many volunteers have various disabilities, but all can help. God truly blesses and multiplies the work of this mission!