The 411 of Development Missions
- Creates conditions to increase the wealth-generating assets of a community
- Volunteers do asset mapping, listen, leverage personal networks & expertise, mentor
- Metrics of success: A community’s quality of life and ability to sustain it
- CAUTION: May create ability without ownership or sustainability
Local & National
DUMC Habitat for Humanity Build
Habitat for Humanity builds affordable housing for low income deserving families. DUMC annually sponsors a new habitat home for a family in the North Mecklenburg or Iredell County area. Contact Dave Alexander. Click here to volunteer!
UMAR’s mission is to promote community inclusion, independence and growth for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities through residential, employment and cultural opportunities. Contact Cameron Hunter, Director of Development.
DUMC Guatemala Community Development
In the Highlands area of Chichicastenango, there are 84 communities. DUMC has completed or is in the process of working with 15 of these communities to assist with the provision of vented stoves, water filters, and micro-finance Loans. Our goal is to expand into 6-8 additional communities each year and to have offered our programs to each of them no later than 2025. Contact Mike Spencer.
ZOE’s vision is to help over 100 million orphans and vulnerable children currently living and dying in extreme poverty to becoming secure, healthy, connected, and able to care for themselves and their siblings. They do this through ZOE’s Orphan Empowerment Program. Contact Randy Wiersma, Chief Operating Officer.
Pastor for Missional Impact & Service