With 200 raffle tickets sold for $100 each in addition to a corresponding auction, he said ARM was able to raise more than $25,000. The auction, he explained, was comprised of “things donated from the community here in Lone Camp.”
Dozens of individuals showed up to support the effort, Lawrence said, noting local auctioneer David Dean volunteered his services to the auction.
“He said, ‘Pastor, who’s going to do your auctioneering?’ and I said, ‘Unfortunately, I’m going to have to,’” Lawrence recalled. At that point, he noted, Dean offered his talent to the fundraiser.
“I’ve never seen so many miracles at one time in my life,” Lawrence said.
The women’s center is still more than $50,000 away from its goal, he noted, encouraging anyone interested in donating to call him at (817) 333-8060 or ARM Director Ted Oliver at (940) 325-7499.