Joshua Self Storage Solutions in Joshua, Texas, is hosting an auction on March 29 to benefit Makenzie Wethington, a Joshua High School student who was seriously injured in January after her parachute malfunctioned while skydiving. The proceeds will help the family cover medical expenses.
Wethington doesn’t have health insurance, according to Joseph Sidawi, who manages the self-storage business and organized the auction. The facility has already filled a 10-by-15-foot unit with donations including furniture, tools, electronics, outdoor equipment and other items. Auction items are still being accepted.
Joshua Self Storage hosted a similar charity event in 2012 that raised $700 for the local Meals on Wheels program. Sidawi told the source he hopes to raise at least that much for Wethington. The auction begins at 10 a.m. at 2032 W. FM 917.
In addition to the auction, Caddo Grove Masonic Lodge No. 352 is hosting a raffle on June 14 for a .22-caliber Henry rifle, with all proceeds benefiting Wethington. Donated by Chisholm Trail Firearms in Burleson, Texas, the rifle will be on display during the storage auction. Tickets are $5 each or five for $20 and can be purchased at the Masonic Lodge or the storage facility. To date, the raffle has raised $1,300. The Masonic Charity Foundation will match the contribution if it reaches $1,500, Sidawi told the source. The raffle drawing will be held during the lodge’s annual barbecue at the Mountain Valley Country Club.
Joshua Self Storage Solutions has served the local community since 2003. The family-owned facility offers 300 storage units, gate-coded access and 21 surveillance cameras for added security.