This years Super Saturday was huge! Hundreds of people attended to receive needed items. Clothing, households, furniture, kids toys, stollers, and much more. We also served hamburgers, hotdogs and drinks all for free. Both downtown campus and Beavercreek campus held the event.
Our ladies sorted it all… over 600 woman hours. We stored all the stuff in our main hallway, and downtown’s lower hall. At 8am moved tables, and all the gathered item outside. We opened the Flea Market at 10am, by 12pm most of the items were taken. We then loaded the truck and donated left overs to Goodwill. Last year Goodwill gave 1000 $10 vouchers that were used to help the needy who popped into our food pantry. All in it was a smooth running day.
One lady asked, ‘Where do I pay?’ reply, ‘No where, it’s all Free.’ She immediately began to cry. Overwhelmed with kindness.
One young grandma just took custody of her nine year old grandson. She received needed support and clothing. The young guy was riding a Razor he’d received.
A hispanic family received enough to help set up their home. Their van looked like a movie filmed in Texas, with van stuffed with boxes, clothing, and with a matress and chairs tied on top with rope. It was fun to watch as they gathered around their van and took a family picture.
One new to Vineyard person, first time serving stated, ‘I had no idea this would be so impactful. I have received far more than I gave. Unbelievable. Wow!’
Hundreds of people showed up.
Our volunteers really out did themselves caring, serving, helping to be Jesus to our community.
Here is an email I received, ‘I want to thank you and the Vineyard for the great day. The people serving were so kind and warm. I received much needed items to help with going back to school, and a items of needed clothing both for myself and my children. Thanks again.’