WHA News


Holiday Gift Alternative

posted Nov 22, 2017, 4:08 PM by World Hunger

As we near the Christmas & New Year's season and are faced with buying gifts for family and friends, we often struggle to find something that they will enjoy and use.
  As an alternative this year, the World Hunger Auction committee invites you to make a donation to the auction in honor of those to whom you would typically give a gift.  The donations would be added to the total received from other auction activities and then distributed to Heifer, RAM, the Global Food Crisis Fund, and Heavenly Manna.  Those who give will receive a statement acknowledging the gift and a card will be sent to the person, family or group that is honored.  You can find the Christmas Gift Donation Form on our Resources page.

2017 Auction Year - Proceeds & Distributions Announced

posted Oct 27, 2017, 2:58 PM by World Hunger   [ updated Oct 27, 2017, 3:10 PM ]

The Auction Committee as released 2017 Auction Year proceeds and Disbursement allocations.  In 2017 the aggregate amount raised by all WHA events was $58,600 which will be distributed in Q4 2017 as follows: 

Heifer International     $29,300 
Roanoke Area Ministries$14,650
Church of the Brethren Global Food Initiative   $5,860
Heavenly Manna$2,930
Stepping Stone Mission$2,930
 Lake Christian Ministries$2,930















The Auction Committee would like to sincerely thank those that gave their time, talents and financial resources to ensure another very successful year of fundraising; allowing us to help those in need, both in our back yard and around the world.  May we continue to be as blessed in 2018 and beyond.  

Auction Event Totals Released

posted Aug 27, 2017, 7:22 PM by World Hunger   [ updated Aug 27, 2017, 7:22 PM ]

Blessed with a gorgeous summer Saturday, numerous beautiful hand made auction items and hundreds of participants,the proceeds for our annual 2nd Saturday in August namesake event raised over $27,000.  These funds will be combined with our YTD event proceeds towards our ministries to help those less fortunate in out community, our nation and our world.  Many blessings to those that made/donated items and much thanks to those that purchased items to support our cause; without you we would not succeed in our ministry of hope.  

May / June Event Proceed Figures Released

posted Jun 21, 2017, 9:19 PM by World Hunger   [ updated Jun 21, 2017, 9:20 PM ]

In less than a two week period, the WHA bike ride raised $5,670; the spaghetti meal & youth bell concert raised $1,930 and the organ concert raised $3,618.  Many thanks to those who assisted with these events and to those that graciously contributed towards these amazing totals!

Classic Car Pit Stop to Benefit WHA

posted Jun 21, 2017, 9:10 PM by World Hunger

On the morning of July 10th , the Vintage Motor Club of America will be making a rest stop at Antioch Church of the Brethren during their road tour of SWVA.   Please join us  as we fellowship with the drivers and admire their classic cars; all while raising proceeds to help our WHA charities. 

Hunger Walk Rescheduled to 9/24/17

posted Jun 21, 2017, 9:03 PM by World Hunger

After our original date in April was rained out, we have rescheduled the World Hunger Walk for September 24th.  It will start at 3PM @ Antioch Church of the Brethren as originally planned.   All proceeds will apply towards our 2017 WHA totals and will be included in our November charity distributions.  We look forward to seeing you on a beautiful fall day enjoying the Franklin County countryside. 

Give the Gift of Service for 2017 WHA

posted Jun 15, 2017, 7:07 PM by World Hunger

Each year at our annual World Hunger Auction event in August we conduct a very popular separate silent auction for gifts of services given by those with a desire to donate their time in serving others in order to raise funds to benefit the WHA charities.  Any type of service could be donated such as: housework, lawn work, babysitting, recreation {boat ride, swimming}, instruction {computer lesson, music lessons}, trips, dinner, professional services {haircut, manicure, bush hog, etc}. 
So use your imagination and the form found here to donate a special service to benefit those in need.  You don't have to be present at the auction to participate, our silent auction director Ann Minnix will contact you with the winning bidder information.   Thanks in advance for your participation in this unique ministry!

4/23 WHA HUNGER WALK POSTPONED

posted Apr 23, 2017, 5:27 AM by World Hunger   [ updated Apr 23, 2017, 5:27 AM ]

Due to significant rainfall projected during walk hours, the 4/23/17 World Hunger Walk has been postponed to a later date (TBD).  Please check back on this site in the very near future for information on our rescheduled walk date.  If you have walk donation proceeds that you would like to deposit with us before the next walk, please contact Antioch Church at 540-483-2087. Otherwise, we will see you on a sunny Sunday very soon...stay tuned for more info.

Flapjacks, Fun and Fellowship

posted Mar 11, 2017, 4:25 PM by World Hunger

A large crowd of hungry contributors gathered at Antioch Church of the Brethren on March 11th  for the annual WHA Pancake breakfast.  In addition to lots of flapjacks and fun, over $1,000 was raised for the WHA ministries.  Thanks to the generous donors that attended and those that assisted in preparing & hosting the delicious breakfast. . 

2017 WHA Event Calendar Updated

posted Jan 22, 2017, 1:21 PM by World Hunger   [ updated Jan 22, 2017, 1:21 PM ]

The World Hunger Auction event calendar has been updated for 2017. While our annual traditions continue (i.e. walk, bike ride, golf tourney, etc.) there are some new events (ex. Classic Car Tour Stop) added to the calendar. So please visit our 
Event Calendar page to pencil in your personal reminders for our full slate of exciting WHA activities for the upcoming year and be sure to check back often for new information and updates. 

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