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The United Methodist Church

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United Methodist Mountain Mission

United Methodist Mountain Mission

Advance #771458

#771458 - Providing good used clothing and household items, employment and avenues for spiritual growth

Annual Goal:$10,000.00
YTD Gifts:$4,078.31
Location: United States North America
Partner:The UMC, Kentucky Annual Conference

Background/History

People living in the areas covered by the project (eastern and southeastern Kentucky) did not have access to good used clothing and household items. In addition, employment opportunities were few in those areas.

At this time, 9 different counties in the area covered by the project contain Opportunity Stores -- places where folks can be employed and can also obtain good used clothing and household items. Also two United Methodist churches receive support from the United Methodist Mountain Mission.

Goals & Objectives

Clothing and household items at affordable prices are provided to folks in areas of need (through 9 Opportunity Stores in 9 different counties).

Employment opportunities are provided in those areas (currently 66 people are employed through the United Methodist Mountain Mission).

Enhance spiritual growth through its churches to the people of the areas (2 local United Methodist churches are supported).

Activities Plan

Continue to operate the Opportunity Stores ? continue to pick up donated items and take these to the various stores

Continue to provide employment, including benefits, such as affordable health insurance.

Continue to work with the local United Methodist churches to minister to the community.

Budget and Financial Information

Income

Annual Advance Financial Goal
$10,000.00
Local Financial Support
$31,000.00
Recycled Items
$142,000.00
Sales in Opportunities- Low Prices
$1,580,000.00
$1,763,000.00

Expense

Salaries and benefits - One of Mission's Goals
$1,200,000.00
Other Operating Expenses of Stores, etc.
$405,000.00
Transportation Costs
$156,150.00
$1,761,150.00

Project Contact

Karen Bunn
Executive Director
(606) 666-7795

Global Ministries Contact

Lekisha Reed