Reed to contribute quilt for world hunger auction Meryl Reed from First United Church in Vermillion will contribute a quilt to the 18th annual Ingathering for World Hunger and Poverty Auction.
Dozens of handmade quilts in classic designs will be sold at auction Saturday, Oct. 28 as a benefit for hunger and poverty agencies in the Dakotas. The auction begins at 10:30 a.m. at the Christen Wellness Center at Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell.
In addition to designer quilts and pillows, craftsmen and women will be bringing carvings, wooden toys, stained glass and other creations, organizers said. Dave and Jerilyn Hansen, Irene, chair the event.
Cash offerings buy blankets for Church World Service relief work in disaster and famine areas in the United States and around the world. Church members and friends make school, sewing, health and layette kits for distribution. Even simple recycling efforts of used clothing, and Campbell Soup labels are "gathered" during this regional event which last year raised more than $191,377.
Sponsored by United Methodist Churches in North and South Dakota, the annual Ingathering for World Hunger and Poverty has generated over $2,097,000 in its 17-year history. South Dakota agencies which benefit from the Ingathering include The Banquet and Union Gospel Mission (Sioux Falls), Cornerstone (Rapid City), Salvation Army in Aberdeen, Huron, Rapid City and Sioux Falls, The Banquet (Pierre) and Tree of Life in Mission.