Mend the Heart

Mend to Host Art Auction to Benefit March 3 Tornado Recover and Relief

In a continuing effort to assist residents affected by the March 3 tornadoes, Mend will host a tornado relief benefit from 6 – 8 p.m. CST on August 13 called “Mend the Heart.”

The event will be held at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Arts at Auburn University and include both a silent auction and a live auction.

The silent auction will offer paintings, pottery and other art while the live auction will have unique athletic items and opportunities up for bid.

Hors d’oeuvres will be served and a cash bar will be available.

In addition to the silent auction and live auction opportunities, attendees will have the opportunity to donate specific building materials for each home being built.

“For example, you could donate $25 for a box of nails that will be used on a specific house, or $500 for doors at another house,” said Laura Eason, chaplain at EAMC and chairperson of Mend

The “Mend the Heart” event will feature live music by Muse. Tickets are only $50 each. They can be purchased online at or at the Chamber of Commerce in Auburn and Opelika.

For people who are unable to attend, but wish to help, there is a “Donate” button on the 

About Mend

Mend is a program that brings together the many local service organizations, churches, civic groups, and businesses, along with national and state organizations, to work on long term recovery efforts. Our mission is to “To ensure that all affected by tragedy and disaster are able to fully recover physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.” For more information, call 334-528-MEND,, like the Mend Facebook page or email

Courtesy: Robert Taylor with Mend

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