|Mission Central staff enjoyed the third annual Elegance in The Warehouse Gala in April. Left to right: Margi Bradley, Melissa Stricker, Reverend Robert Visscher, Deb Harden, and Ray Harden.|
By Melissa Stricker
The “mission” of Mission Central is to connect God’s resources with human need. And we are doing just that.
On April 5, we raised nearly $37,000 towards our operating budget at our third annual “Elegance for the Warehouse Gala” at the West Shore Country Club.
In May, we hosted our first ever “Day of Learning, Networking, and Celebrating” for our HUB network. We currently have 29 HUBs located throughout the Northeast U.S. Each HUB is a mini-version of Mission Central.
June was a busy month for us here at Mission Central. Executive Director Rob Visscher attended Annual Conference at Messiah College and the New York Annual Conference at Hofstra University.
Also in June, 20 employees from Deloitte skipped their day jobs and spent the day volunteering at Mission Central for their Impact Day. The team painted the parking lot lights, cleaned up the woods area, and did a little gardening.
A group of hard-working volunteers helped complete a major project here at Mission Central in July. They helped remove 24 pine trees that lined the property. A few weeks later, a local company came in and removed all of the stumps for free.
In August, Pastor Noah Quarshie of Grace Baptist Mission, Ghana, and his team loaded up a container full of medical supplies, clothing, a boat, a motorcycle and other much-needed supplies to ship to Ghana, West Africa.
Mission Central counts on the generous donations of churches, individuals, and businesses. While many churches support Mission Central through volunteering and donations of kit supplies, only about 24 percent give on a monthly basis.
Please consider partnering with us to “Buy-A-Day” for $1,500. A Half-Day option is also available for $750. We would love to see 300 churches “Buy-A-Day” for 2015!