Pat Wright, whose career with Midwest Mission Distribution Center has spanned more than a decade, will be stepping down as executive director of MMDC at the end of 2017. Wright started at Midwest Mission Distribution Center as the Office Manager in July of 2005 before becoming the Executive Director in January of 2008. “Retiring is a decision long in the making and is not an easy one,” Wright said. “I’ve had the greatest job I can think of, working with a fantastic staff, volunteers with such servant hearts and wonderful donors…more than anyone could ask for, for over 12 years. But, looking ahead to my 70’s (which start all too soon), I feel that it is time for me to begin a new phase of life. Over the next few months, I hope to figure out what that will be.”
Did you know that children's desks for Mission Schools around the world are created at Midwest Mission Distribution Center?
The desks are built mainly of recycled bleacher wood that has been reclaimed from public buildings such as schools, community centers, and churches who are renovating or updating their facilities. Our volunteers clean and plane the wood, cut it to size, assemble it into desks, and add a clear polyurethene finish.
HOW CAN YOU BE A PART OF THIS
IMPORTANT RECYCLING PROJECT?
If you hear of a facility that is planning to remove their wooden bleachers, let us know! We can save them money in disposal costs and, in some cases, we can send a team to help remove the bleachers and give them a second life.
To compassionately help God's people in need locally, nationally, and around the world, and to offer a center to fulfill the call for service to our neighbors in Christ's name.
MMDC is a disaster relief facility located on an 8 acre campus, 4 miles south of Springfield, Illinois. Construction began in October of 1999 and opened for ministry in the year 2000. MMDC is a caring ministry related to the Illinois Great Rivers Conference and the North Central Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church. MMDC is also a cooperating depot in the UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) Relief Supply Network as of January 2010.
MMDC's campus provides opportunities for individuals and groups of all walks of life, denominational backgrounds, abilities, and ages to help provide disaster relief kits and resources as well as educational and medical supplies to those in need both locally and internationally. MMDC provides that "hands on" mission experience.
MMDC is a 501c(3) organization.