MISSIONS & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
October 24-30 at multiple churches in the East Ohio Conference
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) continues to help those impacted by the deadly historic flooding in eastern Kentucky and has already delivered approximately 3,000 UMCOR cleaning kits to affected areas of the state. To assist in replenishing its depleted kit inventory, UMCOR is asking conferences, particularly those in the mid-west and northeastern regions of the country, to donate cleaning kits.
This is your chance to do hands-on mission work and help the flooding victims you see profiled on local and national news. Be creative by forming partnerships with schools, libraries, other churches, and service agencies in your community to assemble cleaning kits. Or you can donate the items that make up the kits. Donations will then be delivered to the Eastbrook Mission Barn in Pennsylvania. The district that donates the most cleaning kits or items will receive a $500 UMVIM scholarship for someone who wants to be a part of a disaster team deployment!
Please note that we are planning a second collection drive for Midwest Mission Distribution Center (MMDC) the week of November 28 - December 4. MMDC has requested UMCOR cleaning kits and hygiene kits (or the items that go into them), baby diapers, simple musical instruments, and sports balls. Drop-off locations will be announced soon, we just wanted to let you know about both donation drives so that you can decide whether to collect items for both or just focus on one.
UMCOR Cleaning Kit Items
Additional guidelines from UMCOR:
Visit the UMCOR webpage for more information about Cleaning Kits. And remember, if you can’t put to together complete kits, that’s ok! Eastbrook will take items that go into the kits as long as it fits the description listed above. You can also donate the cost of a kit ($75) to Eastbrook by using Fund 9918. For directions on how to donate online or by check, click here.
District Drop-off Locations, Dates, Times, and Instructions
Please contact the site you intend to take items to and confirm that this information hasn’t changed. You do not have to go to the church in your district, you can take to whatever site is closest to you.
Canal: Tallmadge UMC, 207 N Munroe Rd., Tallmadge, OH 44278 | (330) 633-3734 | E-mail
Drop-off October 24 & 26 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Firelands: Trinity UMC Sandusky, 214 E Jefferson St., Sandusky, OH 44870 | (149) 625-8669 | E-mail
Drop-off October 24-28 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Call if that time doesn’t work to see if another time can be arranged.
Mid-Ohio: Trinity UMC Mt. Gilead, 75 E High St., Mount Gilead, OH 43338 | (419) 947-6040 | E-mail
Drop-off October 24-28 from 8:00-11:30 a.m. & 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Mahoning Valley: Boardman UMC, 6809 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44512 | (330) 758-4527 | E-mail
Drop-off October 24-28 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Enter from the main parking lot, take to the Fellowship Hall located up the stairs and to the right (follow the signs posted).
North Coast: Strongsville UMC, 13500 Royalton Rd., Strongsville, OH 44136 | (440) 238-6135 | E-Mail
Drop-off in the pavilion (on the north side of the parking lot) anytime. Due to construction, you may need to use the Weber Rd. entrance.
Ohio Valley: Carrollton First UMC, 253 S Lisbon St., Carrollton, OH 44615 | (330) 627-7671 | E-Mail
Drop-off October 24-27 from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. or October 28 from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. If these days/times are not convenient, items may be dropped off at any time and left in the glassed-in vestibule off the parking lot.
Southern Hills: Old Washington UMC, 120 Old National Rd., Washington, OH 43768 | (618) 267-5226 | E-mail
Drop-off October 24-30 anytime during the day. Bring to the parsonage garage next to the church.
Three Rivers: Roscoe UMC, 475 High St., Coshocton, OH 43812 | (740) 622-7780 | E-Mail
Drop-off October 24-28 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Use gym entrance at southwest corner of the building.
Tuscarawas: Newcomers Chapel UMC, 11789 Sarbaugh SW, Massillon, OH 44647 | (330) 705-3482 | E-mail
Drop-off October 24-28 anytime during the day. The vestibule to the Fellowship Hall located on the East side of the building is always unlocked, items will be brought in throughout the day.
Western Reserve: Mentor UMC, 8600 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060 | (440) 255-3496 | E-mail
Drop-off October 24-28 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Use the office entrance that is located on the northeast side of the church. This will be a no-contact drop-off site. If you need assistance unloading, contact the church office.
If you have general questions, please contact Melanie Thomas, Connectional Ministries Administrative Assistant, at (330) 499-3972 ext. 102 or via e-mail.
Connectional Ministries Office
The East Ohio Conference Office:
located in North Canton, OH,
near Akron-Canton Airport.
8800 Cleveland Ave. NW
North Canton, OH 44720
Local: (330) 499-3972
Toll Free: (800) 831-3972
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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