2020 Auction Cancelled

posted May 16, 2020, 7:31 AM by World Hunger

It is with regret that the steering committee announces that the 2020 World Hunger Auction has been cancelled.
  Even though we will not have the opportunity to join together in a great day of fellowship, food, and winning the bid, there are ways to support the Auction.  Feel free to offer your arts and crafts, meals, trips or activities for sale and donate the money you raise to the Auction.  For example, one couple has committed to walking 50 miles/month from May through August, totaling 200 miles each.  They hope that others will pledge to support their walk or create their own plan for raising funds.  Finally, the committee encourages groups and individuals to make donations so that the tradition of helping the hungry may continue even though we can’t gather.  Please leverage our donation form found here to mail in your 2020 WHA gift. We look forward to reviving the effort on August 14, 2021 and hope to see you there.

A Big WHA Thanks to Ted, Ken and Attendees

posted Apr 3, 2020, 5:03 PM by World Hunger   [ updated Apr 3, 2020, 5:04 PM ]

On Sunday, March 8th over 100 persons enjoyed a rollicking 90 minutes of fellowship, story, song, laughter, and worship at Central Church of the Brethren with Ted Swartz and Ken Medema. Thanks to the generous donations of attendees, over $3,700 was raised to support the World Hunger Auction ministries.  A big Thank You to Ken & Ted and all of those who attended and volunteered at this enjoyable event!

DON'T MISS -> Ken Medema and Ted Swartz on 3/8 in Roanoke!

posted Mar 1, 2020, 5:03 PM by World Hunger

Join us on Sunday, March 8th from 4-6 PM at Central Church of the Brethren for a rollicking 90 minutes of story, song, laughter and moments of serious reflection around listening and conversation, especially when there is so much disagreement on issues in church and society.  The show includes classic and new material from Ted Swartz and Ken Medema. You will never be more than a few minutes from a laugh or a moment that makes you hold your breath. Don't miss this opportunity!

This is a free event.  Donations will be accepted to support the World Hunger Auction. 

Give the Gift that Always Fits

posted Dec 15, 2019, 5:28 PM by World Hunger   [ updated Dec 15, 2019, 5:29 PM ]

As we near the Christmas 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. Those who give will receive a letter acknowledging the gift and a card that can be sent to the person, family or group that is honored. 
Click here to download the Christmas Gift gift donation form.

2019 WHA Charity Disbursements Announced

posted Nov 4, 2019, 5:03 PM by World Hunger   [ updated Nov 4, 2019, 5:04 PM ]

The 2019 World Hunger Auction and associated activities were a great success.  The year was filled with music programs, walking, biking, golfing, making snow cones in the rain for the Old Order German Baptist Annual Meeting as well as selling quilts and many other fine items on auction day.  The committee is in awe of the amount of time, effort, and resources that so many people bring to this effort.  A heartfelt and sincere thank you goes out to all who were involved in any way.

A total of $67,600 has been distributed by the steering committee to the following organizations:
Heifer International Dairy Network in the Andes of Ecuador Project…$33,750
Roanoke Area Ministries…$16,875
Church of the Brethren Global Food Initiative…$6,750

The balance was divided between programs in Franklin and Bedford Counties as follows:
Heavenly Manna (Rocky Mount)…$3,000
Stepping Stone Mission (Rocky Mount)…$3,000
Lake Christian Ministries (Moneta)…$3,000
His Cupboard (Boones Mill)…$1,225

Dates have been set for some of the 2020 events.
Pancake Breakfast at Antioch…January 11, 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Ken Medema and Ted Swartz at Central Church of the Brethren…March 8, 4:00 p.m.
Hunger Walk starting at Antioch…April 26, 3:00 p.m.
Bike Ride starting at Antioch…June 6, 8:00 a.m. 
37th World Hunger Auction at Antioch…August 8, 9:30 a.m.

Again, thank you to all who are a part of this ministry.

Another Successful Hunger Auction in the Books

posted Aug 20, 2019, 6:32 PM by World Hunger

Large crowds and beautiful weather attended our namesake event on Saturday, August 10th for a lively day of food, fellowship and non-stop auction action. Thanks to the hundreds of bidders, volunteers and folks that graciously donated auction items, we successfully raised over $35,000 during this year's single-day auction event.   These monies will be combined with the donated funds from our additional 2019 auction season events and distributed during the next WHA board meeting in October (distribution totals and details will be provided at that time).  Thanks to everyone that assisted, participated and contributed to all of the events associated with our successful 2019 WHA campaign. We are deeply blessed by such a generous community that provides us the opportunity to truly make a difference to those in need; locally and around the world. 

Emmons hits all the right notes for WHA

posted Aug 4, 2019, 6:42 AM by World Hunger

On Sunday July, 14 over 60 attendees attended Jonathan Emmons WHA benefit concert at Antioch Church of the Brethren.  Everyone enjoyed the wonderful music and fellowship while raising over $3,200 for WHA ministries. Thanks to all who attended and a BIG thank you to Jonathan for sharing his time and amazing talents.

Rain stays away for 30th WHA Bike Ride

posted Aug 4, 2019, 6:39 AM by World Hunger

Cloudy skies kept temperatures cool for our WHA Bike Ride participants and volunteers.  While the threat of rain impacted our participant count, the 18 riders that did brave the clouds raised over $1,100 for support the WHA ministries.  Thanks to all those who peddled and those that assisted with organization and refreshment stops.

15th WHA Golf Tourney Results

posted Jul 28, 2019, 5:57 AM by World Hunger

Despite less than favorable weather, 18 golfers joined together to enjoy fellowship and a round of golf.  Along the way, they raised over $3,150 to support our WHA ministries.  Thanks to all you participated and those that helped ensure the event was a success.

Warm & Windy Hunger Walk a Hit

posted May 5, 2019, 7:22 PM by World Hunger

On Sunday April 28th, close to 50 walkers joined together on a beautiful & breezy Sunday afternoon at Antioch Church of the Brethren to stroll the lovely countryside for those in need.  Thanks to our generosity of our participants and donor/sponsors, over $3,700 was raised to support the 2019 WHA ministries.  We appreciate those who walked and the many volunteers who helped execute this well-run event.

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