Join the Virginia Mennonite Relief Sale and Share Our Surplus (SOS) committee for the "Hundreds for Hundreds" Refugee Relief Campaign, a walk through downtown Harrisonburg to raise awareness and funds for MCC's worldwide refugee relief efforts. The socially-distanced walk will take place on August 23, 2020 at 6:00 p.m., beginning and ending at Community Mennonite Church (70 S. High Street, Harrisonburg, Va.). Participants are challenged to collect sponsors per mile walked or personally donate. If you'd rather choose your own date, time and location to walk, you may make contributions at vareliefsale.com/donate. One hundred percent of funds raised from the walk go to MCC as we assist refugees around the world.
Stay tuned for event updates on the Facebook event page, as this in-person event may transition to a virtual walk. Please consider sharing this message with your congregation and social media friends. For more information, contact Mark Keller at email@example.com or (540) 434-4535.
Due to COVID-19 concerns, this year's Virginia Mennonite Relief Sale will be different. Please plan to join in the alternative events planned including:
- Oct. 3, ONLINE: Auction item preview at Rockingham Fairgrounds (Harrisonburg, Va.) with drive-thru dinners and baked good for sale (Oct. 1-3) with a strictly online auction
- Run for Relief 5K
- My Coins Count collections and matches
- Carry out meals sponsored by churches
The Virginia Mennonite Relief Sale is an annual, all volunteer event that raises money for Mennonite Central Committee (MCC). The sale began in 1967 at Paul Wenger’s farm in August County. The event is currently held at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds the first weekend in October. An estimated 1,000 volunteers make the event a success for 10,000 attendees each fall.
The sale offers a little bit of everything—quilts, artwork, homemade food, antiques, crafts, music and activities for the whole family.