Schur Success Auction & Appraisal Inc., a Colorado Springs, Colo.-based company that conducts auctions at more than 100 Colorado self-storage facilities, raised $2,683 for the Wounded Warrior Project, a non-profit organization that supports U.S. soldiers injured in combat.
To raise the money, the company donated a portion of its commissions from every unit it sold in the fourth quarter. In addition, auction bidders also contributed to the cause, doubling the auction company’s intended donation. Schur averages 80 storage auctions each month.
“Many of our bidders and buyers served in our military,” said CEO Shannon Schur. “We felt it appropriate to kick off our charitable campaign by raising funds for the Wounded Warriors.” When the campaign began in September, it was immediately embraced by auction bidders, Schur said.
The success of the campaign has led Schur to continue the donation program in the new year, this time with a new recipient. The company will announce the recipient later this month.
Wounded Warrior Project raises awareness and enlists the public's aid for the needs of injured service members and provides unique programs and services that meet the needs of soldiers and their families.
Founded in Arvada, Colo., nearly 30 years ago by Ray Fenter, Schur Success is Colorado’s largest onsite auction company. It is the exclusive auctioneer for the City & County of Denver and a member of the Colorado Auctioneers Association, the National Auctioneer Association, the Southern Colorado Better Business Bureau and the Colorado Self Storage Association.