What’s more fun than a church picnic?

A church picnic where you can win a brand new 11-inch iPad Pro and support the International Rescue Committee (IRC) at the same time!

We’ve heard from many of you who are interested in supporting the IRC and their work with refugee families in our area, and from many who want to know how we can do something concrete to help those who are fleeing the crisis and war in Ukraine. We have been in touch with the folks at our local IRC office who are preparing to welcome refugees from Ukraine in the Charlottesville area. In addition to providing immediate assistance to displaced people in countries like Ukraine, Afghanistan, Yemen, and Syria, the IRC is also currently working with local partners inside Ukraine and Poland, where over 2.9 million Ukrainian refugees have found shelter but require immediate assistance.

Beginning this Sunday, May 15, after each of the services, we’ll be selling $20 raffle tickets or 4 for $75 (cash or check only please) to win a brand new, 512 GB 11-inch iPad Pro with WiFi and Cellular (a $1300 value!) at the raffle to be held on Sunday, June 5, at our Parish Picnic. Every dollar of the raffle ticket price will be contributed to the International Rescue Committee for their work with refugees in need of aid. At the picnic, we’ll also have additional prizes from local businesses to raffle off for the IRC, like rounds of golf at Birdwood and Old Trail. Those raffle tickets will be $5 each, but your donations in any amount will be appreciated.

Thank you for your generous support!