RL Liquidators LLC, an online liquidation and auction company that serves the self-storage industry, is supporting Kure It Cancer Research, encouraging auction buyers to donate to the nonprofit organization. Every invoice generated for the company’s subsidiaries, RL Online Auctions and RL Storage Auctions, includes a brief description of Kure It, with an option for the winning bidder to add a $1 donation to his payment. The charity is also described on the company’s Web page and auction-listing pages, with a link allowing visitors to donate to Kure It directly.
“I’m so excited to be working with Kure It to raise money and awareness for underfunded cancer research,” said Larry Morgan, co-owner of RL Liquidators. “As one who has lost a family member to cancer, I understand that nobody knows the pain and heartache of the fight against any cancer better than cancer patients and their families. When you and your loved ones are fighting for life, the type of cancer doesn’t matter, but the hope that comes from people and organizations dedicated to helping you win that fight does. I am very pleased to be working with Kure It to fight alongside cancer patients and their families to help find a cure.”
Kure It has developed several fundraising programs unique to the self-storage industry, all designed to help fund cancer research. “Store for the Kure” and “Round Up for Research” enables self-storage operators and their tenants to make donations. Several state self-storage associations and their members, including industry vendors, are also raising money for the cause.
“It all adds up when we have many people, each giving small amounts,” said Kure It Founder Barry Hoeven, a self-storage owner and cancer survivor. “This is the premise we have used to get Kure It to the $2 million mark in just a few years.”
Established in 2007, Kure It provides funding for research projects on kidney and other cancer types at medical centers nationwide.
RL Liquidators was founded in 2008 by Ryan Babineau and Larry Morgan. The company began offering its online-auction services to self-storage operators in 2012.