MACKEYVILLE - From mucking out flood-ravaged homes in Northeastern Pennsylvania to educating children in the poor areas of the Dominican Republic, Sharing Hope Ministries steps up to help with the local and global community's needs.
And on July 7, this community will have a chance to give back.
The Mill Hall-based ministry's sixth annual benefit auction will be held on that date at the Clinton County Fairgrounds.
Sharing Hope volunteers gut a flooded home in this region following Tropical Storm Lee.
Kick off the day at 7 a.m. with a mouth-watering breakfast of bacon or sausage, egg and cheese breakfast sandwiches, or made-to-order platters of bacon or sausage, eggs and pancakes-plus dessert.
A later delectable spread will begin at 10:30 a.m., including pulled pork sandwiches, chicken barbeque, subs, hot pretzels, a salad bar, homemade ice cream and more.
Items will be sold at three auction blocks.
The main block featuring hand-crafted furniture items like a hand-crafted solid oak four-piece bedroom suite, a 54-foot roll top desk, and a wall clock with Westminster chimes. Also on the block will be hand-crafted quilts, lawn furniture, a children's swing set and playhouse, country-style rugs, throws and bedding sets, along with many more items for the home.
The second block will have tool, farm and shop equipment, along with dog houses, storage sheds, a chicken coop, an assortment of new Dewalt tools, a chain saw, weed trimmers, air compressor, power washer and a variety of sporting goods items including a kayak and a raft with paddles.
The third block will feature nursery and landscape items like flowers, perennials, bird houses and more.
Also for sale will be a 24-foot wide x 30-foot long x 10-foot high building with one overhead door and one entry door. More options can be added after the sale, and installation is available. For more details about the building and what is included call Aaron at 570-726-3816.
All auction proceeds will be used to set up base camps in disaster areas, to house volunteers, to provide the necessary tools and cover other expenses for the work SHM is involved with.
Sharing Hope Ministries became an official non-profit organization in April 2007.
Most recently, it has concentrated on assisting people affected by last September's the flooding.