On Saturday night, the 5th annual Mission Central Fundraising dinner was held. The event took place at Camp Hill United Methodist Church, who provided an amazing venue for this important evening.
Mission Central would like to thank our event sponsor, Giant Foods, for their continued support.
Additionally, the following sponsors provided generous donations. Their support was critical to the evening and to Mission Central’s ongoing efforts.
L.B. Smith Estate Foundation
The Lecheler Family
The night started with opening comments from Mission Central Executive Director, Rob Visscher, and a prayer from Bishop Park.
During the course of the evening a silent auction was held, which featured many items of interest. Guests could bid on autographed sports memorabilia, vacation getaways, hand-made quilts, local artwork, various gift bags and gift certificates to local businesses. Two events with Bishop Neil Irons…dinner at a local restaurant and a picnic and fire pit evening, were even available.
Guests were treated to a viewing of the Mission Central “Unfolding Story” video.
|Two other events highlighted the evening. Recently, our MissionLink featured the story of Matt and Lindsay Helm. Just 4 weeks after the birth of their son, Hunter, Matt was injured in a kayaking accident, which left him paralyzed from the waist down. Matt and Lindsay were in attendance and gave personal testimony about how Mission Central has helped them with donations of medical equipment.|
Additionally, Jean Norris, HUB Committee Chair and member of the Board of Directors, received the Harry Overholtzer Volunteer of the Year Award. Jean has been a volunteer with Mission Central since 2005, in response to our work with Hurricane Katrina. As a retired nurse, she quickly became involved with Project C.U.R.E. and then in 2008, began working with the HUBs. Jean plays a key role in Mission Central’s work and is an invaluable asset to the organization.
The program concluded with the awarding of a brand new computer, built and donated by Computer Ministry as an amazing door prize!
Fittingly, Bishop Neil Irons, the visionary behind Mission Central’s creation, provided closing remarks and a prayer.
Mission Central would like to thank all those in attendance, our sponsors and Camp Hill United Methodist Church, who helped make this a wonderful event. Without the support of each and every one of you, we could not continue to connect God’s resources with human need and we certainly could not continue to reach over 2 million lives annually.
If you would like to help support Mission Central, it is never too late. Visit our donations page and prayerfully consider how you can help!