The Shenandoah District Disaster Ministries Auction began in 1993 by a group of committed volunteers who wanted to lay a foundation of solid financial support for our denomination's ministry of Disaster Response. Twenty years and approximately $3.48 million later, our district's Disaster Ministries Auction has continued to build on that foundation and, along with other districts, supports a program of Disaster Response offering assistance to victims of war and disaster all over the world.
The 2012 Disaster Ministries Auction, our 20th, was held May 18-19 at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds with net proceeds of $214,620. On Friday evening, 1,121 tickets were sold for the oyster/ham supper. The Saturday breakfast totaled 311 tickets for omelets and 197 for pancakes and gravy. The blood drive collected 27 units. The championship team for the annual golf tournament included Joe Lausier, Roger Tinsman, Roger Oates and Donnie Oates.