What a great day it was! When you include the auction, meal, and extra donations today, we collected $37,996 for the Dawson Springs, Kentucky build. What a blessing!! Thank you so much to all who participated.
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OFOP Online link
Here’s the link to the online auction that will begin at 12pm today! If you bid online, you’ll want to make sure to login or signup for Proxibid through the Sullivan Auctioneers website. You can also come join us in person for a free will donation lunch from 11-12, before the auction takes place from 12-2pm. Hope to see you there!
We are excited about our 12th Annual OFOP Auction this coming Saturday, November 12th at the Annex (and online). We are back to meeting in person this year, but we WILL have an online option similar to how we’ve done it the last two years on the Sullivan Auctioneers website. We would kindly ask that all donated auction items be dropped off before 11am Friday, November 11th, allowing us to post the lot numbers and pictures at a reasonable time for our online viewers. We will be at the Annex in LaHarpe checking in items this Friday morning from 8-11am. If you’d like to drop off the items prior to Friday, please contact Ashley at (309)333-6146 to arrange a time and place for drop-off.
Saturday will kick off with a fundraiser meal served at the Annex from 11am-noon, with the live auction following from Noon-2pm. We hope to see you all in LaHarpe Saturday (and/or Friday for those dropping off items). We already have some great items, and look forward to seeing what will continue to come in this week!
On Friday afternoon, we’ll post a link to the auction site with all the items available for viewing! Stay tuned!, and have a great week!
Dawson Springs Kentucky
December 10th, 2021 will be a day that few will forget in Dawson Springs, Kentucky. It was on this day that an EF4 tornado tore across Western Kentucky, killing over 70 people state-wide, including 13 residents from Dawson Springs.
With the help of local residents, ONE FAMILY ONE PURPOSE Disaster Relief has identified a survivor to assist from the Western Kentucky community. Over the next several weeks, OFOP will be raising funds to cover the costs of building materials, and asking volunteers to donate their time in Kentucky, beginning Monday November 28th. With the help of many willing servants, the home will take approximately 10-12 days to construct, allowing the homeowner to receive the special blessing just in time for Christmas!
Much more information is to come, so stay tuned for ways that you can take part in our Kentucky Disaster Relief project this winter.
Our annual OFOP auction will be held IN-PERSON at the Annex in LaHarpe IL for the first time since 2019! The date will be Saturday, November 12th. We are excited to be back live and face to face for our 12th annual event. Please save this date, and prayerfully consider how God might use you in this year’s relief project!
See you all very soon!
Burnside Fish & Brisket!
It’s that time of year again! George Link and our brothers and sisters from the Burnside Christian Church are hosting their annual fish and brisket dinner Saturday, September 24th, beginning at 6pm. The proceeds of this event will go towards our annual disaster relief build this fall/winter (location will soon be announced)!
Hope to see you all in Burnside for a delicious meal for a great cause!
Location: 2088 East County Rd. 2110, Burnside IL.
The last couple of days, we’ve been praying for volunteers to show up this weekend to help with mudding. All God did today was give us one of the biggest volunteer days we’ve ever had. A group of about 30+ volunteers show up from Gateway Christian Church in Clarksville, Tennessee to join the crew for the day! The second coat of mud is already applied! This would have taken us most of the day to do and we’re done at 10:15am! While the crew waits for the fresh mud to dry, we’re heading to our host church in Waverly to complete some projects for them. God is so good!
We are making quick progress in Waverly, but we have a couple very important needs to address.
1.) We need volunteers to show up Monday morning to help finish the home. Our volunteer numbers do tend to dwindle a bit for interior work, so we need people willing to install vinyl flooring, trim, and help with other finish work. Volunteers willing to work Monday-Wednesday would be a tremendous help!
2.) We still have an estimated financial need of $20,000 to fully fund the building materials. We do our best to collect enough to fund the project without leaving the homeowner with a an out-of-pocket financial obligation. We are getting closer, but our time in Waverly is drawing near an end. We’d ask that you join us in prayer that this financial need will be met.
Thank you all for your generosity and interest. These service projects would not be possible without your support. God is good, all the time. All the time, God is good.
Tuesday morning update
A few glimpses of the progress on Tuesday morning.
Biggest of the big days
35 volunteers from all over the Midwest are on the ONE FAMILY ONE PURPOSE jobsite today in Waverly, Tennessee. The first Monday of every build is always an exciting day!
This is the progress after only 19 hours of building. It never gets old.