Eastbrook Mission Barn
Kit Assembly Instructions
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Contact NELSON THAYER at 724-462-4090 or firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for delivery of kits.
In 2000, the Eastbrook United Methodist Church acquired a former dairy barn as part
of its purchase of a new parsonage. After several years of struggling to discern a
ministry use for the barn, the facility became a center for building UMVIM-designed
modular handicap-access ramps for residents of Lawrence and Mercer Counties.
In 2008, the church decided to offer the heated office area of the old dairy as a
winter storage site for UMCOR Flood Buckets (now called Cleaning Buckets),
since these needed to be protected from freezing.
By 2009 a plan was in place to develop the barn into a full-fledged UMCOR Depot,
serving the entire WPA annual conference. A heated "Verification Room" was built
to store Cleaning Buckets year round, as well as to provide working space for teams
verifying UMCOR kits in preparation for shipment to disaster sites and UM mssions.
The Eastbrook Mission Barn is an official "HUB" of Mission Central in
Mechanicsburg, PA, and is working toward a formal affiliation with the Sager Brown
UMCOR Depot in Baldwin, LA.
- Barbara Moore
- Volunteer Coordinator
- Nelson Thayer