Packing Instructions and Project AGAPE/UMCOR Drop-Off Locations

March 17, 2018


Packing Instructions and Project AGAPE/UMCOR Drop-Off Locations

  • Please pack all items in the smallest box that is appropriate.  Recommended box size is 16” X 12” X 12” since boxes of that size can be reused as part of a shipment.
  • List the contents on the outside of the box.
  • Also, pack the boxes as full and tight as possible.  That prevents boxes from being crushed as they are stacked in the warehouse awaiting the sorting process.
  • If at all possible, avoid using plastic bags, since they are easily torn and do not stack well on pallets.
Spring 2019 - Sunday, April 28 -Project AGAPE Sunday.
 April 29 - May 3 ( Mon. - Fri.) - Churches can drop off donations to these sites. On Tuesday, May 7 they will  be picked up and taken to the MRC
Fall 2019 - September 22 - 27(Mon. - Fri.) - Churches can drop off donations to these sites. On Tuesday, October 1 they will be picked up and taken to the MRC.

Maylo UMC, 1900 Spenser Mountain Road, Gastonia (near Ranlo), 704.824.3529. Monday-Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Central UMC, 410 Charles Street, Clyde, NC, 828.627.2287, Tuesday- Friday, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. (For other times call Tina Stines at 828.627.2713 or Judy Carver at 828.627.6800.)
Groce UMC, 954 Tunnel Road, Asheville, 828.298.7647. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m-5 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Salem UMC, 1206 Salem Church Road, Morganton, 828.433.6600,  Tuesday and Friday,11a.m.- 6 p.m.
First UMC, 309 Church Street NW, Lenoir, 828.754.4922. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m-4 p.m. (For other times call to arrange.)
First UMC, 340 Hawthorne Road, Elkin, 336.835.2323. Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Clemmons UMC, 3700 Clemmons Road, Clemmons, 336.766.6375.
Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Hinshaw UMC, 4501 West Gate City Blvd, Greensboro, 336.299.6330. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Wednesday 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Use the back covered entrance near the mail box. Please contact Jim Waynick,, 336.273.7547 before bringing the items to the church.
Memorial UMC, 101 Randolph Street, Thomasville, 336.472.7718. Monday-Thursday   8 a.m-3 p.m.
First UMC, 110 West Church Street (NC Hwy 152 West), China Grove, 704.857.9713. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Use the covered side entrance at the parking lot.
Contact Person: Wanda Watts, 704.467.3235 or 704.857.3623.

Providence UMC, 2810 Providence Road Charlotte, NC 28211. 704-366-2823. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Contact: Brian Mateer.
Western NC Conference Memorial Center, 13924 Professional Center Drive, Huntersville, NC 28078, 2nd Floor 704.535.2260.
Monday-Thursday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm. Contact Carol Bateman.
Mission Response Center, 8973 Greenwood Rd, Terrell, NC. 828.478.2106. Monday - Friday, 10 am - 3 pm. (Call ahead to make sure Dwaine Morgan, MRC Director, is there to receive the donated items.)
Please see the next two pages for items and materials that are needed for United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) and for Project AGAPE and for information on the WNCC Mission Response Center

United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) Kits and Supplies

   The Mission Response Center is one of 10 “Cooperating Depots” of the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) Relief Supply system.  As such the MRC collects UMCOR kits from the Western North Carolina Conference and surrounding United Methodist Conferences.  These kits are then checked for accuracy and sent to the main UMCOR Depot in Louisiana. Some items, such as cleaning buckets and some health kits, are stored at the MRC to be dispatched to surrounding areas in case of disaster.
Completed Hygiene and School kits will be accepted at the Mission Response Center.
Cleaning buckets are not needed at the Mission Response Center at this time.
Please visit and click the “relief supplies” tab for instructions on assembling these kits.
The following are some of the items that can be accepted for Project AGAPE shipments to Armenia:
* Bedding (new/used)                     * Clothing (new/used)
* Clothing Accessories                    * Carpentry & tools
* Coats (new/used)                         * Computer equipment
* Children’s Christmas Boxes        * Health/Hygiene Items
* Household Items                           * Infant Items
* Kitchenware                                   * Medical Supplies
* Office Supplies                              * School Supplies
* Sewing Supplies                           * Shoes (New Only)
* Toys (New Only)                           * Uniforms

Supplies for Project AGAPE

Donation of children’s clothing (new & used) is a priority for early 2019.
The following items can no longer be accepted for shipments to Project AGAPE:
* Food (including candy and gum)                        * Electrical items of any size
* Any items with batteries included                      * Medicines
* Clothing that is worn, torn, or dirty                     * Things that are broken or need repairs
Please see the next page for information on scheduling volunteer teams to work at the Mission Response Center.
Mailing address:  Post Office Box 284, Terrell, NC  28682
Physical address:  8973 Greenwood Road, Terrell, NC
The Mission Response Center is open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and on the first Saturday of each month, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Work teams can be scheduled any time and day of the week, depending on available dates.  The manager must sometimes be out of the office, so please call before you come to insure that the MRC is open.
From I-77: Travel west on Hwy. 150 (exit 36) for
approximately six miles. Just before reaching the Duke Energy Plant, make a sharp left on Greenwood Road. The MRC entrance is about 1/2 mile down Greenwood Road (turn right through the gate at Andover Drive).
From Hwy 16: Travel east on Hwy. 150 for approximately seven miles. Just after passing the Duke Energy Plant, bear right on Greenwood Road. The MRC entrance is about 1/2 mile down Greenwood Road (turn right through the gate at Andover Drive).
Contact Information
Dwaine Morgan, GBGM Church and Community Worker, Manager of the Mission Response Center
Office Phone:  828-478-2106 
Cell Phone:  828-308-6573
The MRC is a working warehouse where individuals or groups may volunteer to pack supplies and perform other warehouse-type tasks.  Tours are also available for those who wish to learn more about the ministry.
The Western North Carolina Conference Mission Response Center (MRC), located near Mooresville, is a vital link in outreach ministry between local churches and projects all over the world. 
This facility includes a warehouse for United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR supplies), along with the Murrow Shipping and Receiving Building, where humanitarian aid is processed for shipping for Project AGAPE in Armenia.