Why Relief Sales?
How did Relief Sales begin?
The Ohio Mennonite Relief Sale began in 1966. The sale was started by a group of dedicated individuals who wanted to aid Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) in world relief. The first sale sold livestock, farm machinery, gravel, coal, new bicycles, eggs, and household goods. There were about 3,000 in attendance and the sale raised $6000.
Donations and volunteers
The Ohio Mennonite Relief Sale has a policy of selling only what is donated by individuals, Sunday School classes, churches or other groups. Since its humble beginnings, the Ohio Mennonite Relief Sale has continued in its efforts to support relief to those in need around the world.
What is Mennonite Central Committee?
Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), a worldwide ministry of Anabaptist churches, shares God’s love and compassion for all in the name of Christ by responding to basic human needs and working for peace and justice. MCC envisions communities worldwide in right relationship with God, one another and creation.
Excerpt from the MCC 2019 Annual Report:
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