InGathering Proceeds with Drop-Off Sites

The year 2020 has been unusual and all of us have had to adapt the things we do because of COVID-19; it has impacted our lives and the lives of those we serve.  Specifically, the Annual Conference was postponed in June and is now a Virtual Annual Conference to be held on October 24th.

To accommodate the lack of a specific location for the Annual Conference, the Ingathering of supplies which benefit those served by the Midwest Mission Distribution Center will be conducted differently this year. The Disaster Response and Mission Motivation Committees of the Wisconsin Board of Global Ministries have collaborated with churches within the Conference to establish a network of drop-off sites for the collection of supplies at site determined times between October 12th and October 24th. Key locations that will also serve as pick up sites have also been determined. The Midwest Mission Distribution truck will pick up the Ingathering supplies either October 28 or October 29 at the time they determine.

The details about the supplies needed for the Ingathering can be found on the Midwest Mission Distribution Center website's Kits, Projects and Patterns page and their UMCOR Disaster Relief page. If you choose to put together make kits please be sure the kits are complete. If you have multiples of the supplies needed in kits, they can also be sent, as there will be a use for them. If you choose to make a financial donation, checks can be made out to the Wisconsin Annual Conference with “Ingathering” or “MMDC” written on the memo line. Checks can also be made out to MMDC.

A list of donation sites with addresses, phone numbers, contact information and dates and times they will be open for collection can be found at You can also contact the Mission Secretary for your district, the Mission Motivation Chair, or the representative of the Disaster Response Committee, if you need assistance. Their contact information is as follows:

Southwest District: Barb Robson 608-606-5809           
Northwest District:  Laura Ida 612-801-6284
Northcentral District:  Inwha Shon 234-855-5543
Northeast District:  Vernita Green 920-235-2702
Southeast District:  Mary Beth Bryne 262-473-8723
Disaster Response:  Lynnette Jordan 262-370-0707
Mission Motivation:  Mary Balson 920-922-6332