Walk, Don’t Run, to Your Nearest Relief Sale

By Jim Bishop “I’m walkin’, yes, indeed, I’m talkin’, ‘bout you and me . . .”                         -Fats Domino Harvey Yoder of Harrisonburg probably doesn’t have this 1957 Fats Domino song ricocheting down the cobwebbed corridors of his mind while out on his daily constitutional, but there’s a determined look on his face to…

Sharing Our Surplus (SOS) Campaign receives over $31,000

The total funds raised at the 2018 Relief Sale for the SOS (Sharing Our Surplus) Campaign was a gratifying $31,508.22, with gifts ranging from collections of change from several families to a single gift of $10,000. Everence Financial provided volunteers for the giving table, and since there were no expenses incurred with this effort, the…

Virginia Mennonite Relief Sale Nets Preliminary $370,000

The rains came down and the floods came up all summer long in the Shenandoah Valley. But at the 52nd annual Virginia Mennonite Relief Sale the weekend of Oct. 5-6 at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds, the sun came out as the auction bids went up. Preliminary figures indicate this year’s sale raised about $370,000 for the…

Sharing Our Surplus (SOS)

Sharing Our Surplus is an initiative to dramatically increase the money raised for MCC refugee relief by encouraging everyone to spend generously for food, auction and other items at the Relief Sale, then to match or multiply that amount with a donation.  In this way we can add significantly to the $41,000 SOS giving in 2017. In the light…



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