Questions & Answers
What is Missionary Supply Network? MSN, is an inter-denominational 501(c)(3), faith-based Disaster Relief Organization (DRO). By attending to the family's physical needs resulting from disasters we have an opportuinty to tend to their emotional and spiritual needs as well. Our work is a ministry looking beyond earthly structures toward an eternal home that can not be shaken by catastrophe.
Where is MSN working now? Since October 2005 MSN has been providing needed help in the Mississippi Gulf Coast area. Although our primary efforts were focused in Pass Christian, we are primarily working in the Bay St. Louis and Waveland areas.
What is MSN's primary focus? As the relief efforts in the Gulf have transitioned from muck-out and clean up to rebuild the need for skilled teams to help families get back into their homes has grown tremendously. It is imperative that the appropriate skills be matched up with the rebuild job requirements. Our concept is a simple one. We identify, through existing case management channels, those families with the most critical unmet needs. We then lock arms with that family to conduct the needs assessment, fund raising, mission team recruitment, materials procurement and project management of their rebuild. We stay with them through home dedication and move in.
Where does MSN get their volunteers? We team up with churches in the eastern US who may not have the capabilities to field a team or have the local contacts for lodging, meals and projects. We routinely have three to six churches represented on our teams.
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Where do the teams stay? We primarily stay at Diamondhead UMC in Diamondhead, MS. See General Trip Information for additional info. There are other existing mission team hosting facilities in the Gulf area that we have visited ahead of time to make sure they have adequate sleeping, restroom, shower and kitchen facilities if needed.
What is the cost for staying there? There is no cost but there is a suggested donation of $5 per night per person. Each team provides their own food and should have a kitchen captain for preparation.
How do I volunteer? Send an email to info@MissionarySupply.org and let us know your interest.
Does MSN charge for providing these services? MSN is funded totally by donations to its operating budget and restricted donations to fund each project.
What does MSN do with the profits that it makes? MSN is a not-for-profit company organized under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code. An independent board of directors sets policy and provides oversight of all MSN activities.
How are MSN’s operating expenses met? MSN is supported by contributions from individuals like you.
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What is the best way for me to support the work of MSN? The first thing that you can do is pray for MSN and our efforts to further mission outreach around the world. Secondly, we need your financial support. Ideally, if you can make a pledge, either on a monthly basis or a one-time amount, that is what we need. Any donation will be accepted and greatly appreciated.
Are my donations to MSN tax deductible? YES, since MSN has received its 501(c)(3) non-profit status with the IRS, all donations are fully tax deductible.
How do I make a pledge or donation? Go to the Make A Donation page on this web site. Pledges and donations may be made with all major credit cards as well as by automatic withdrawal from your checking account.
How can I keep up with what MSN is doing in missions and learn more about the organization? Continue to visit the MSN website at www.MissionarySupply.org or call our offices at (864)275-7323 anytime during business hours.
For Additional Information Contact:
KC Carter, Executive Director
Phone (864) 275-7323
And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. Phil. 4:19