On Oct. 5, Door County Medical Center (DCMC) will hold a Mission and Values Week Silent Auction to raise money for the Ministry Fund.
The mission of The Ministry Fund is to further the healing ministry of Jesus by continually improving the health and well-being of all people, especially the poor. The types of needs funded through The Ministry Fund are as unique as the many individuals to whom they are provided. Some examples include shelter, clothing, durable medical equipment, car repair, fuel/utilities, transportation, medications and dental bills.
Through the resources made available from employees and other donors, this fund has been able to fulfill more than 3,900 requests for assistance since the fund was created.
Katie Graf, a veteran Social Worker at DCMC, is the coordinator of the Ministry Fund. Through Graf’s energy and drive to help those who are poor or in any way afflicted, the original grant has multiplied nearly four-fold since it was established in 1999. The fund is replenished through a variety of grants and ongoing fundraising events, the most important being the Mission and Values Week Silent Auction.
The silent auction will be held Oct. 5, 7 am – 2 pm, in the conference center at DCMC. This year, members of the public are invited to participate in the bidding. All of the proceeds will be directed to the Ministry Fund for the benefit of Door County residents in need.
Winning bids will be announced at 2:30 pm and the lucky winners will be asked to pay for and claim their items between 2:30 and 3:30 pm. Special arrangements can be made for those individuals unable to pick up their items until the following day. For more information visit dcmedical.org.