Teams from FUMC Plano have made several trips to Haiti since 2011 to assist United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) efforts to aid people impacted by the 2010 Haiti earthquake, help build a neighborhood church (Croix des Missions Methodist Church), and to distribute water filters through that church to members of the church and community.
From May 27-June 3, 2017, a group of young adults and adults from First United Methodist Church of Plano, attended a mission trip to Port-au-Prince, Haiti. This group assembled water filters for 125 families in Haiti and instructed the families on water safety and how to use the filters.
Photos from 2017 Mission trip to Haiti:
FUMC Plano PX
FUMC Plano PX collects snacks, toiletries for U.S. troops stationed in Afghanistan. Need is high because local PX’s are closing as troops withdraw, leaving those still on the ground with few options for obtaining such items.
Contact Bill Downs for the list of specific items needed. Cash donations also accepted to purchase items or defray shipping costs.
Little Dresses on a Mission
Started in September 2012, this group makes dresses and stuffed dolls for young girls in Honduras, Haiti and Guatemala who may never before have owned either. More than 500 dresses were made and shipped in the first year alone.
Little Dresses on a Mission meets the second Thursday of each month from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Room 206. Bring a sack lunch.
Contact Dee Parker for more information.
FUMC Plano partners in the vision of Dr. Tom Brian, a dentist from Allen, Texas, and founder of Send Hope. Send Hope is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization started to help the people on the Moskito Coast of Honduras.
Tom brought his vision for the House of Hope to the FUMC Plano Plano Missions Committee in 2003. While providing dental care to the Moskito Indians in the Puerto Lempira area, Tom recognized additional needs of two groups – disabled divers and children with physical injuries or birth defects beyond the capabilities of the local health care establishment.