Shenandoah District Disaster Ministry Auction & Sale, May 18-19, 2024
In the meantime, we are celebrating the excellent volunteer turnout in 2023!
The Services Team is hosting an Ice Cream Social for all volunteers who serve through the auction, the kit depot, fundraising, or the disaster ministry projects on Saturday, September 30. This includes church representatives, volunteers on local or national rebuilding projects, Children’s Disaster Ministries volunteers, auction volunteers, those who assist through donations of items, or who serve locally to help with fundraising activities. This invitation is also extended to those who have an interest in learning more about volunteering with any of these ministry programs. All are welcome to drop by anytime from 2-5 p.m. at the Bridgewater Retirement Community, Alexander Mack Room in Maple Terrace (302 N. Second Street, Bridgewater) and connect with others who volunteer. RSVPs are requested but not required by contacting Anita Landes at email@example.com or by calling the District Office at 540-234-8555. Download a flyer here and spread the word to other volunteers who may be interested and bring a friend!
Note: The net proceeds from this year’s auction will be announced after the books are closed on August 31. Donations continue to come in and if you wish to contribute online, click here.
The 2023 Shenandoah District Disaster Auction and Sale was held at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds Friday and Saturday, May 19-20.
2022 Auction in the Books
2022 Auction Results
To read the first report about the 2022 auction in May, click here.
A committee of dedicated individuals works year-round to coordinate the activities of the annual Shenandoah District Disaster Auction and Sale in May each year. District congregations donate items for auction ranging from handmade quilts, works of art and furniture to theme baskets, arts and crafts and flowers and vegetable bedding plants. There is also a golf tournament on Friday morning. Since Brethren are good cooks, there will be food available for purchase throughout the event. COVID-19 concerns have prevented the traditional oyster and ham dinner this year.
Proceeds from the two-day event support Brethren Disaster Ministry projects in areas where disasters have occurred. The Shenandoah District Disaster Auction Committee welcomes volunteers to assist with coordinating this event. Contact the district office to learn more by calling 540-234-8555.
The 2021 Disaster Auction netted $430,558.85. This total includes the pledged matching funds from a generous donor. From the proceeds, the District was able to disburse $380,000 to Brethren Disaster Ministries and $60,000 to the local Brethren Disaster Ministries for disaster projects.
A graphic of previous auction results may be downloaded here.
How funds are dispersed through the denomination may be downloaded here.