GITC Ministries
Get In The Car Missions
​A Christ Centered Mission Experience

Dave McCormick
Volunteers In Missions
Memorial Scholarship

In 2007 the VIM community said goodbye to a friend and fellow missionary, Dave McCormick. Dave passed away from injuries sustained in a farming accident near his home in Yale, MI.

Dave spent a week in Gautier, Mississippi in March of 2006, helping to tear off and reshingle a 2500 square foot roof damaged by Hurricane Katrina.

Those of us who were able to spend time with Dave got to meet “one of the best.” Dave was always quick with a smile, a joke or what had become his trademark “Hang loose” with thumb and pinky outstretched. He was truly a blessing to have on the March team. We couldn’t have done it without you buddy.

We here at GITC Ministries, have established, with the family’s blessings, a VIM Memorial Scholarship Fund in Dave’s name.
This fund will be used to offset the cost of mission trips of individuals who may not be able to afford the entire cost of a mission trip and also as the fund grows our dream is to be able to send an entire team in Dave’s name to assist in disaster relief efforts.

We have followed Dave’s lead and stepped out in faith to establish this fund to help those financially be able to join teams as he stepped out in faith to help those in need 1100 miles from home.

HOW YOU CAN HELP: If you are interested in becoming a donor to this fund either in a one-time donation or yearly pledge, please see the contact info below. Dave we miss you dearly and until we stand with each other in front of our Lord “Hang Loose!”

For more information, contact us.

Scholarship Recipients

  1. "I didn’t have the financial capability to pay for the training, but because of the scholarship, I was able to attend. The knowledge that I learned from this training will allow me to help others when a disaster strikes and people are in need. I have heard many stories about Dave and the great man that he was, and through the Scholarship Fund he continues to be a great man as he has had a positive influence in my life. "
    Christine B.
  2. On this trip I worked with a team to help get a woman one step closer to moving back into her home. I was also able to see a huge change in the lower 9th ward. It was nice to see so many homes being rebuilt so close to the levees.
    Amanda T.
  3. It was an honor to be the first to use the scholarship. I never knew Dave but I got to know his brother Bob and his wife Lisa. I also got to work with Dave’s son Nick in March 2007 Get In The Car Mission. If it wasn’t for Dave McCormick Volunteers in Mission Memorial Scholarship I would have not been able to come on this mission trip God Bless the family of Dave McCormick.
    Todd S
  4. … your assistance allowed me to start another journey that I was hesitant to begin. For a number of years I have wanted to do something that would make a difference in the world. By being able to put my hands to work for someone who truly needed it, I was able to make a difference in a small way. For easing the financial burden on me, and allowing me to help ease the burden on someone else in turn, I thank you.
    Anjie R