All of our mission partners have gone through an extensive application process and were selected based on their effectiveness in the community surrounding the church. If you are interested in connecting with any of these wonderful organizations, contact Rev. Vicki Harrison at (813)689-4161, , UNLESS otherwise specified in the description below.
Brandon Outreach Clinic
The Outreach Clinic provides free medical care to working adults without health insurance who fall within 100 and 200 percent of the federal poverty level. Medical volunteers, as well as financial donations, are always needed.
Emergency Care Help Organization (ECHO)
E.C.H.O. provides food and clothing assistance to approximately 7,000 individuals and families in crisis situations each year. E.C.H.O. is always in need of spaghetti sauce, dried beans, peanut butter, flour, etc. and diapers (sizes 4 and 5).
Family Promise of Greater Brandon is a nonprofit organization that provides temporary housing and case management to area children and their families experiencing homelessness. Temporary housing and meals are provided through partnership with area churches. At First UMC Brandon, we host families approximately one week a quarter. For more information on helping during that week, contact Mike Bass at
Impact promotes healthy living and relationships to teens, parents, and teachers through classroom education and summer programs.
LifeCare of Brandon
LifeCare ministers to women and families in the midst of an unexpected pregnancy. The staff and trained volunteers provide free pregnancy testing, counseling, referrals, and spiritual support. LifeCare is always in need of volunteer counselors and supplies such as diapers, wipes, and baby food.
Many Hands provides no-cost or low-cost minor home and auto repairs to those who are on a limited income. We also provide referrals to outside organizations that can assist with more involved or special needs that are beyond the capabilities of the volunteers. Call Deb D'Errico at (813) 679-1365 or visit the Many Hands website for more info.
Meals on Wheels
MOW provides up to 100 meals each Friday to the homebound in our area. Volunteers prepare and deliver meals. Call Elaine Christopher at (813)689-3275 about meal preparation assistance. Call Barbara Brooks at (813)689-7016 about meal delivery.
CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER TO PREPARE AND/OR DELIVER A MEAL.
Women's Resource Center
The Women’s Resource Center provides information and support services to women in crisis. They specialize in employment assistance.