Wow! It has been an incredible year for the VA Relief Sale! Almost every year we have been able to set a record for what we donate to Mennonite Central Committee. Incredibly, this year is no exception. Last year, with a full relief sale and Christmas benefit concert, we were able to donate $300,000 to MCC. This year, in reduced activities due to COVID, we are able to donate $336,621.23. WOW! Amazing! People have been very generous. Thank you for […]
Thank-you to all who participated in this year’s Relief Sale. Below are the 2020 preliminary totals from Chairman Dave Rush.
Bowman’s Workmanship a Sight to Behold by Jim Bishop Daniel L. (Dan) Bowman, 79, of Harrisonburg may be blind, but is very much in touch with the world around him. Having completely lost his sight at age 12, Bowman has not let that physical disability hamper an aggressive pursuit of personal and career endeavors over the years – vocational rehabilitation counselor, piano tuning technician for 36 years, accomplished pianist and organist and skilled wood craftsman, and above all, devoted husband […]
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 keep time with his pace. The 81-year-old pastor, family counselor and community activist is walking at least a brisk mile every day for a hundred […]
The Virginia Mennonite Relief Sale has had a long tradition of uniting people for the common cause of raising money for Menonnite Central Committee (MCC) to help people around the world In The Name Of Christ. Last year we were able to donate $300,000 to MCC, our highest ever donation. In fact, almost every year that amount increases! Each year it takes many volunteers working together to pull off such an event and we very much appreciate all of their […]
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 worldwide relief, service and peacebuilding program of the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC). Last year’s effort raised $360,000 (preliminary), with actual final proceeds of $393,467. “Once […]