Missions News & Events and Volunteer Opportunities

 MISSION NEWS & UPDATES
AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES


 

Help Children Impacted by ICE Raids

 

For those who desire to put your faith in action, below are ways you can help right now:

  • First and foremost, everyone can go to the Lord in prayer.  It is written that “the prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”
  • Second, you can support the ongoing efforts in helping impacted families and children by:
    • mailing a check to Mississippi Conference of the UMC, 320-C Briarwood Drive, Attention: James Mason, Jackson, MS 39206. Please annotate “4ICE-Children” in the memo line of the check.
    • making a fee-free donation using the PayPal Giving Fund website.
    • sending an electronic donation via PayPal to paypal@mississippi-umc.org. Please annotate “4ICE-Children” in the notes section of the transfer.
  • Methodist Children’s Homes (MCH) is offering assistance to the Mississippi Conference and local churches affected by the immigration raids. Currently, the staff at MCH are in communications with the Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services (MDCPS) to determine if and how they can assist with caring for any children who need placement. At this time, they are still assessing the needs and building their response plans. However, MCH is aware that many local churches within the conference are directly serving in those communities. MCH has staff trained in working with children who have been traumatized and can work with the families as a whole as well. To contact MCH, email or call Samantha Kalahar, the director of development at skalahar@mchms.org 601.853.5000 ext. 2201.

List of items that are needed (Please bring to the church and we will deliver):

  • Masa (corn meal)
  • Dried black beans or pinto beans
  • Rice
  • Sugar
  • Canned chicken
  • Soft drinks; juice
  • Vegetable oil
  • Dry milk
  • Snack foods
  • Diapers in large sizes; wipes
  • Laundry detergent; cleaning supplies
  • Paper towels; toilet tissue
  • Shampoo; soap
  • Toothpaste

 

HELP NEEDED:

 
 

Morton United Methodist Church

Donations can be mailed to the PO Box or dropped off at the church office between 9:00am – 2:00pm Monday – Friday. This money will be used to purchase food and supplies to be distributed in Morton and pay utility bills for those affected.
 
Morton UMC
Rev. Sheila Cumbest
PO Box 519 Morton, MS 39117
OR
29 Church St, Morton, MS 39117

 

Trinity Mission Center-UMC

Accepting food, personal hygiene items, and toiletries. Also accepting monetary donations 8:00am - 8:00pm.
 
Trinity Mission Center
430 Hillsboro St
Forest, Mississippi 39074
 

Food Distribution

We are also in need of volunteers to help distribute food in Morton, Mississippi.
 
If you are able to volunteer, please contact Jamie Beatty at 662-431-8179.
 

Churches in Canton

Canton churches are also uniting to provide aid for the families & children impacted by the ICE raids. More information will follow regarding needs in this community.

 

Click here to email the Missions Office OR Call 601-914-7108 if you have questions or are interested in being a part of any of these missions opportunities.