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2018 Auction:

Another Success -

$208,599.38 Raised!

The 2018 Shenandoah District Disaster Ministries Auction enjoyed an incredible weekend of both fun and fund-raising for Brethren Disaster Ministries on May 18 and 19! Weather forced the cancellation of the golf tournament on Friday, but the following Friday, May 25, welcomed a Lakeview course full of golfers.

And the total raised is $208,599.38. The 26-year total is now $4,745,635

Friday's highlights featured the oyster/ham dinner, the livestock auction, assembling school kits and the first main auction. On Saturday, auctions (inside, outside and theme baskets) continued; breakfast, lunch, donuts, ice cream and assorted baked goods were consumed; the plant tent was soggy underfoot but had treasures in abundance; and donors stepped up to the bloodmobile.

Thanks to all who participated in any way to support the work of Brethren Disaster Ministries reaching out to those suffering devastating loss!

The 2018 auction in brief:

  • Friday oyster/ham dinner: 1,097 served
  • Saturday breakfast: omelets, 282; pancakes, 126
  • Saturday plate lunch: 209
  • Golf tournament winners: 1st place - Justin Harpine, David Rhodes, Kenny Scruggs, Daric Showman; 2nd place - Aaron Carper, Seth Carper, Barry Ritchie, Ronnie Ritchie; closest to the pin - Jim Bunyard and Judy Shirey; longest drive - Aaron Carper and Judy Shirey.
  • 1,000 school kits assembed for Church World Service
  • 21 units of blood donated

25 Years = $4.5 Million

The 25th anniversary edition of the Shenandoah District Disaster Ministries Auction raised a record $225,214.29 to support disaster response efforts of the Church of the Brethren. Included in this amount is $10,925 given in memory of the late Warren Rodeffer, who served for many years with disaster response in the Shenandoah District.

The previous record was set in 2011: $221,196.22.

And the grand total for 25 years of auctions is now $4,537,035.62.

Thank you to all who have made our disaster response ministry such a success!

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