Waynesboro Area Refuge Ministry (WARM) is pleased to announce that the 2019 Men Who Cook broke ALL previous records! We raised nearly $28,000 to help the homeless! We are so grateful to the volunteers that made this happen, to the men that cooked (and their family members that helped them!), and all the attendees who showed up to support WARM. None of this would be possible without you! First, meet our winners: The trophy for 2019 Master Chef/Best Overall was Hunter Ingersoll from Tinkling Spring Presbyterian Church, with Cajun Corn Maque Choux. Best Appetizer trophy went to Mike Hamp, Waynesboro's City Manager with Warm Corn Dip. Best Side trophy went to Reverend Paul Pingel from Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church for his German Potato Salad. The trophy for Best Entree went to Kevin Osborne of Waynesboro Public Library for his entry of Pulled Pork BBQ, and last, but not least, City
The 80's 8k is an event held by Run The Valley and Waynesboro Parks & Recreation. The event benefits the Waynesboro Area Refuge Ministry. This year's race had 180 participants, and every step benefited the neediest people in our area. You can see more photos here, and you can view the race results here.
Our newest FUNraiser was held at Waynesboro Golf and Games between 10a-1p for a Spirit Day and Mini-Golf Contest! There were prizes for 5 different age groups. Love, INC Staunton, Augusta, Waynesboro also celebrated their Treasures for Love Store’s 6th Anniversary at the same time with lots of fun including children’s activities, a yard sale, a silent auction, the Strite’s Donuts, meals from Rooster’s, free Kline’s Kiddie Kone coupons, and a free McDonald’s sandwich coupon for donations to the thrift store.
WARM hosted its annual Drive Out Homelessness Charity Golf Tournament on June 7, 2019. WARM provides support, temporary shelter or housing and community development for homeless adults and families in Waynesboro & Augusta County, Virginia through the WARM Cold Weather Shelter, Ruth's WARM House and community outreach. Proceeds of this tournament help fund successful programs including: shelter & support to 118 homeless adults during our 18-week winter season (2017-2018); 68% of winter guests were homeless seniors, veterans or reported disabilities; 2,289 shelter beds and 6,865 free meal were provided during the winter; 20 homeless families with 41 children were provided shelter & support (2018); and 15, or 75% of those families transitioned into stability or were still receiving services at year end. Millpond Farm Photography took wonderful photos of the tournament (rain & all) and you can see their post about it here. They donated their time & service, and