Disaster Response Auction


43rd Annual Disaster Response Auction
Saturday, May 4, 2024

Carroll County Agricultural Center
706 Agricultural Center Drive
Westminster, MD  21157

Thank you for your support of the Mid­ Atlantic District Disaster Response Auction. If you have not advertised in the booklet previously we invite you to consider doing so this year. Plan to attend the auction and enjoy the day.

  • 7-9:30am  Breakfast
  • 9am  Outside Auction: tools, lawn and garden, household and general items
  • 9:30am  Special Items Auction:  including antiques and collectibles, art and jewelry
  • 10am  Food booths open; child care available 10am-2pm
  • 10:30am  Lunch
  • 12:15 pm  Quilt and Comforter Auction

Terms: cash, check, or credit card; ATM machine located in Shipley Arena. Your purchase has purpose.  Auction proceeds go to the Church of the Brethren Emergency Disaster Response Fund to send trained volunteers to help disaster victims with child care and to repair and rebuild after natural disasters that occur within the United States.  Overseas relief includes food, water, shelter and medicine. For more information call 443-960-3052.

In 2023, following the auction on May 6, $85,000 was given to the Emergency Disaster Fund of the Church of the Brethren to help victims recover from many disasters all around our world.

You can support Disaster Response in various ways:

• Prayer
• Donate as a Patron, Supporter or Sustainer for as little as $10 and get your name printed with your church in the Auction booklet.
• Purchase church, business, or personal ad space in the Auction booklet Full page ($160 black/$200 color), Half Page ($85 black/$105 color), Third Page ($60 black/$75 color)      and Eighth Page ($25 black/$35 color). Check with your church office for info.
• Make quilts, comforters and wall hangings or other handcrafts to sell.
• Donate special items such as high quality woodwork, paintings and artwork. Antiques, furniture and collectibles also are a valuable donation.
• Encourage your church group or children’s Sunday School class to collect items to make special gift baskets, school bags full of new books, etc. to auction off. Get creative!
• Contribute a gift certificate from your business for the auction.
• Donate quality auction items (value of $10 or more) such as craft items, food, baked goods, flower and vegetable plants, trees and shrubs for booth sales.
• Groups and individuals can sponsor special events such as plays, dinners, and musical presentations to raise and provide monetary gifts to the auction.
• Volunteer to help at the Auction.

– Decide now how you can help!

      During 2023 the Emergency Disaster Fund supported these efforts and more:

• BDM Nigeria Crisis Response
• Turkey/Syria Earthquake Response
• Hurricane Fiona Response – D.R.
• Russia/Ukraine War Response
• Kentucky 2021 Tornado Response
• Tijuana, Mexico (Bittersweet Ministries)
Hurricane Hilary Home Rebuilding
• Haiti Earthquake Recovery
• South Sudan Violence and Flooding Recovery
• Child Life Disaster Relief (CLDR) Local Team Capacity Building
• Rwanda Church of the Brethren – feeding vulnerable children
• Eglise des Freres au Congo (Church of the Brethren in the Congo –
Relief for Families Displaced due to Violence & Emergency Flood Relief
• PAG Hurricanes Eta and Iota Response in Honduras
• Washington City Church of the Brethren Asylum Seeker Support
• Eastern Ky Rebuilding – 2022 Summer Flooding Response

Thank you for your continued support of our Disaster Response Auction!

Downloadable Forms

2024 letter to churches

2024 Auction Booklet ad form

2024 patron ad sign up sheet

2024 special Items poster

2024 bulletin insert for church letters

2024 DisasterResponseAuctionBooklet_web

2024 Auction Poster