Give a Fish

The 411 of Relief Missions
  • Provide emergency aid to reduce immediate suffering

  • Volunteers distribute necessities, serve meals, repair homes, organize for efficiency, clean up after catastrophes.

  • Metrics of success: # People Served

  • CAUTION: May create dependency


DUMC Backpack Mission
Provide the weekend meals for a child during the school year. Contact Ashley Nydish.

DUMC Harvest Procession
Distribute Thanksgiving meals to needy families the Monday before Thanksgiving. Contact Kelly Baker.

DUMC Make-A-Difference (MAD) Sundays
Bring the item(s) being collected on the first Sunday of the month. Watch church communications for upcoming items.

DUMC Rise Against Hunger
Help package relief meals. Contact Kelly Baker.

Davidson Community Garden
Help grow food for hungry neighbors. Contact Eddie Beach.

Ada Jenkins Center Food Pantry
Volunteer in a local food pantry (Davidson). Learn more:

Angels & Sparrows Soup Kitchen
Volunteer in a local soup kitchen (Huntersville). Learn more:

Men’s Shelter of Charlotte
Prepare food and/or serve lunch at the Shelter on the first Sunday of each month. Contact Anne Hendrix.

Mooresville Soup Kitchen
Volunteer in a local soup kitchen (Mooresville). Learn more:

Second Harvest Food Bank Drive the food truck to pick up and deliver reclaimed food. Contact Dale Ensor.


DUMC MAD (Make A Difference) Sundays
Bring the item(s) being collected on the first Sunday of the month.

DUMC Room in the Inn (RITI)
Provides overnight accommodation on DUMC’s campus and warm meals for homeless neighbors. Click here to help set up, provide part of the meal, or serve dinner. Click here to drive the DUMC bus to pick up/return neighbors to Charlotte. Contact Judy Martin


DUMC Guatemala Medical Mission 
Participate on the team that provides medical care in rural villages in Guatemala. Doctors and non-doctors needed. Contact Dr. Jerry Holleman.

Ada Jenkins Center Medical and Dental Clinics
Free medical and dental clinic located in Davidson. Learn more:

Lake Norman Community Health Clinic  
Free medical clinic in Huntersville. Learn more:

Solace for the Children   
Brings children with life-threatening medical issues to the United States from Afghanistan for life-saving surgeries. To host a child for the summer or for other volunteer opportunities, see

Compassion & Mercy

DUMC Quilt Ministry
Make quilted items to give in times of need. No experience necessary. Contact Vicki Heitman.

Carolina Comfort Coalition
Volunteer in a hospice-like environment for those who cannot afford hospice care. Training provided. Learn more:

Disaster & Crisis Relief

DUMC Disaster Response
Lead or participate on a team to provide disaster relief. Training provided.  Contact Rev. Alexis Coleman.

Crisis Assistance Ministries  
Provides financial assistance with utilities and rent in times of immediate need. Learn more:


Rev. Alexis Coleman

Pastor for Missional Impact & Service