WHAT IS MMDC: Midwest Mission Distribution Center 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.
MISSION: Midwest Mission Distribution Center’s mission statement reads: ”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.”
DISASTER RELIEF: For your information, MMDC distributes its’ kits, resources and supplies after a request for items has come in and has gone through the appropriate channels for approval. MMDC makes a point to connect with local organizations as well, to provide aid particularly with those items that are taken in that do not quite meet all of the size restrictions for the kits. Midwest Mission Distribution Center as well is part of the UMCOR Relief Supply Network, and often gives UMCOR supplies to respond to disasters both within the United States and abroad as they see fit.