Evangelical United Methodist, 401 Walnut St, Washington, IL 61571 .. 309-444-3228

Opportunities to Help Others

MOST NEEDED FOOD PANTRY ITEMS

The Food Pantry needs canned fruit and canned soup.  Medium size boxes are also needed.  We are thankful for your continued support for our food pantry. (Updated December 1, 2022)
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for FOOD PANTRY
Help is needed the Thursday before the Pantry Give-Away to unload items from Midwest Distribution Center and to set-up for Saturday.   Help is needed on that Saturday to fill boxes and load boxes into cars.  Check the full calendar for these dates.  Let a member of the team or the office know if you are available to help.

Food Pantry Set-up

Food is pickup from Midwest Distribution Center the Thursday before the Saturday give away each month.  Help is need to upload and set up the distribution in the Fellowship Hall.   This usually takes  from 8:00 am until 10:00 am to do.   
Check the calendar for set-up dates.

The EVAN MITTEN TREE


Our tree needs to be decorated with mittens, gloves, scarves, and hats to provide Christmas warmth and cheer!  They can be hand-made or store bought and can be any size, color, or type.  All are appreciated!  They will be given to our food pantry clients and the area schools.  Bring your donations any time from now through December.  
DONATIONS  to BUSY BEES
The Busy Bees need sewing items to use on their projects. You may have some around your house that you no longer need.  If so, please donate them to the Busy Bees,  Most needed are ribbon, elastic, lace, rickrack, and large buttons (especially bright colors), tiny safety pins, large safety pins, and straight pins.  You can leave your donation in the office of give it to a member of the group.  Thank you!

VOLUNTEER at MIDWEST DISTRIBUTION CENTER 

Near Chatham IL, the United Methodist church has a facility to provide humanitarian relief for here and abroad.  Two volunteers from EVAN went to Chatham IL to pack meals that would feed those displaced due to the war in Ukraine.  They met with other volunteers and packed more than 2 pallets that day.  Each pallet contains 1200 meals!  And each completed pallet was covered with prayer.   The fellowship and the commitment was wonderful there.  What a blessing to both those who serve and those who receive!
The distribution Center also packs many other Ready-for-Disaster items such as flood buckets and Hygiene packets.    Volunteers are always needed!  If you would like to know more, please click on the link -- https://www.midwestmission.org/

Photos:  Packing meals, Display of items and kits sent out, gathering to pray over a loaded truck, Midwest Distribution Center emblem.