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Statewide Tornado Kits and UMCOR Supplies Collection
When
Friday, July 9, 2021 to Saturday, July 10, 2021

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Email
lyndy.zabel@minnesotaumc.org

Contact
Lyndy Zabel

This summer, congregations can collect and donate supplies to make tornado kits for the Midwest Mission Distribution Center (MMDC), a depot of the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). Other requested items in the list below can be donated.

Collection will take place July 9 and 10 at collection sites across the state. It is helpful if supplies are boxed up with the donating church’s name and address marked on it. Everything will be delivered to MMDC unless the box is marked for “UMCOR: Sager Brown Depot.”

Schedule:

  • Friday, July 9, 10-11 a.m.: Hope UMC, 301 W Saint Marie St., Duluth
  • Friday, July 9, 2-3 p.m.: Akeley UMC, 17 1st St., Akeley
  • Friday, July 9, 4:30-5:30 p.m.: Park UMC, 315 N. 6th St., Brainerd
  • Friday, July 9, 7-8 p.m.: First UMC of the St. Cloud Region, 1107 Pine Cone Rd. S, Sartell
  • Saturday, July 10, 9-10 a.m.: Coon Rapids UMC, 10506 Hanson Blvd. NW, Coon Rapids
  • Saturday, July 10, 11 a.m.-noon: Eden Prairie UMC, 15050 Scenic Heights Rd., Eden Prairie
  • Saturday, July 10, 3-4 p.m.: Hope UMC, 12080 380th Ave., Blue Earth*

Please bring kits and supplies during the one-hour time period only, as the truck will only be there during each time slot.

*The exception is Hope UMC in Blue Earth, where deliveries can be made ahead of time upon prior arrangement with the church. Email hopeumc@bevcomm.net to make arrangements.

MMDC Tornado Kit materials:

  • 2 pairs of work gloves
  • 24 1 gallon size resealable bags
  • 2 permanent markers
  • 1 roll of duct tape—prefer colored
  • 2 dust masks—no surgical
  • 24 trash bags—heavy duty—33-45 gallon size
  • 24 clear/white trash bags—20-33 gallon size  

UMCOR Hygine Kit materials:

  • 1 hand towel (15x25-17x27 inches)—no kitchen, cleaning or microfiber
  • 1 washcloth—no kitchen, cleaning or microfiber
  • 1 comb—6 inches of teeth—no pocket combs or picks
  • 1 toenail or fingernail clipper—no emery boards or metal nail files
  • 1 bar of soap (3 oz. or larger)—no Ivory or Jergen’s (do not remove packaging)
  • 1 adult toothbrush (do not remove packaging)
  • 10 adhesive bandages (3/4 by 3 inches)
  • 1 gallon size resealable bag

UMCOR Cleaning Kit materials:

  • 1 five-gallon bucket with resealable lid
  • 1 32-64 bottle liquid laundry detergent
  • 1 16-40 oz. bottle liquid concentrate household cleaner—no spray cleaners
  • 1 16-34 oz. dish soap
  • 1 4-8 oz. pump spray air freshener
  • 1 6-14 oz. pump spray insect repellent
  • 1 scrub brush
  • 18 re-usable cleaning wipes—no terry cloth, microfiber, or paper towels, (remove from packaging)
  • 5 scouring pads—no stainless steel pads with soap in them (remove from packaging)
  • 36-50 clothespins
  • 1 50-100 ft. clothesline (cotton or plastic)
  • 5 N95 dust masks (no surgical masks)
  • 2 pairs kitchen gloves
  • 1 pair work gloves

Other MMDC supply requests:

  • deodorant 2-3 oz.
  • notebooks—1 subject spiral (8”x10 ½”)
  • rulers
  • unsharpened pencils
  • 12 box of colored pencils
  • 24 box of crayons
  • student scissors
  • cloth diapers
  • wheelchairs
  • walkers
  • canes
  • crutches
  • orthopedic supplies


Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

122 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55404

info@minnesotaumc.org

(612) 870-0058