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.

Winter Music Event a Hit

posted Mar 11, 2019, 4:37 PM by World Hunger

On Sunday, February 24th over 100 people gathered at Germantown Brick Church of the Brethren to enjoy a winter concert of local musicians including Haw Patch and After Jack. Over $1,400 in donations were received during this foot stomping good time. Many thanks to those who performed and the many who attended and graciously donated towards the 2019 World Hunger Auction charities. 

Winter Breakfast (and Weather) Event Update

posted Jan 14, 2019, 4:13 PM by World Hunger

Dozens braved the pending afternoon snow storm the morning of January 12 to meet at Antioch Church of the Brethren for a hot breakfast and early morning fellowship.  Thanks to our gracious attendees, we raised over $1,000 towards helping the needy in our community and beyond.  Additionally, we much appreciate the volunteers that donated their Saturday morning to make this event a success.

Give the Holiday Gift Guaranteed to Fit

posted Nov 30, 2018, 5:41 PM by World Hunger   [ updated Nov 30, 2018, 5:43 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.  Simply mail your donation along with your completed Christmas Gift Form and we will send a Christmas Card to your designated loved one acknowledging your gift.  Thanks in advance for those honoring the true meaning of Christmas by helping those less fortunate & Happy Holidays!

2018 WHA Proceeds Distribution Announced

posted Nov 30, 2018, 5:21 PM by World Hunger

The WHA Committee conducted their fall meeting and approved the 2018 proceeds distribution as follows:

Heifer International             $29,700 
Roanoke Area Ministries    $14,850 
Global Food Initiative            $5,940 
Stepping Stone Mission        $2,970 
Lake Christian Ministries       $2,970 
Heavenly Manna                   $2,970

It is an annual joy to distribute 100% of our proceeds to those in need. Many thanks to all for another successful year of fund raising activities to serve those less fortunate in our own backyard and around the globe. 

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