Along with flowers and warm weather, springtime often brings tornadoes and floods, in West Ohio and beyond. One way of assisting the survivors of these natural disasters is to prepare UMCOR hygiene and cleaning kits.
From May 16-June 13, the West Ohio Conference will be collecting completed hygiene kits and cleaning kits (flood buckets). Midwest Mission Distribution Center in Pawnee, IL, our North Central Jurisdiction UMCOR Depot, will collect the items and verify them so they are ready for the next domestic disaster. For instructions for assembling the kits, click here.
Drop-off sites will be located across the Conference:
- Ohio River Valley District Office, 7388 E Kemper Road, Cincinnati, OH 45249
- Drop off June 3, 4, 6 and 7 from 8am-4pm
- Bethany United Methodist Church, 6388 Cin-Day Road, Liberty Township, OH 45044
- Drop off June 6 or 9, 6:30-7:30pm
- Waldo United Methodist Church, 141 S Marion St, Waldo, OH 43356
- Call or email Mike Fogle for drop-off or to arrange pick-up; 740-225-8535 or chief_fogle [at] hotmail.com
- The Foothills District Office, 47 Johnson Rd, The Plains, OH 45780
- Call 740-797-4582 to arrange drop-off
- The Plains United Methodist Church, 3 N Plains Rd, The Plains, OH 45780
- Contact Carolyn Hornsby at 740-517-8532 to arrange drop-off
- Marietta Gilman United Methodist Church, 312 Gilman Ave, Marietta, OH 45750
- Contact Rev. Doug Thompson at 740-373-6478 or pastordougscumc [at] yahoo.com to arrange drop-off.
- Maumee Watershed District Office, 1729 Indian Wood Circle, Maumee, Ohio 43537
- Call or text John Nemcik for drop-off or to arrange pick-up; 419-957-8817
- Shawnee Valley District Office, 573 E Main St, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601
- Call or text Diana Hall to drop-off or to arrange pick-up; 740-637-0829
Pick-ups can also be arranged with any of our West Ohio District Disaster Coordinators. Contact Conference Disaster Response Coordinator Jeff Walker at jwalker [at] alink.com or 740-323-6750 to arrange pick-up. For questions or more information, email mgrace [at] wocumc.org.