Update 11/6/14 – Storage Auction Kings raised $1,500 during the third quarter for “Home for Our Troops,” according to Schur. The donations came from auction bidders, buyers, sellers and Storage Auction Kings. To date, the company has raised more than $35,000 for various charities.
The company has chosen the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots as its fourth-quarter charity recipient in honor of Schur’s father, Ray Fenter, the company’s founder and a former Marine. The goal is to raise $3,000 during the quarter, Schur said.
7/21/14 –Schur Success Auction & Appraisal Inc., dba Storage Auction Kings, has chosen Home for Our Troops as the recipient of its third-quarter 2014 charity donations. The Colorado Springs, Colo.-based company raises funds by working with storage-auction buyers and adding donations from its sales commissions, according to Shannon Schur, president and CEO. It supports a different charity each quarter.
“This quarter, we have chosen Homes for Our Troops. This wonderful organization provides specially adapted housing for our severely injured veterans. To date, they have built nearly 170 homes to support our heroes,” said Schur, who hopes to raise $3,000 for the charity. “We are very proud to help support this organization and bring awareness to their mission.”
Founded in 2004, Homes for Our Troops is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that builds specially adapted homes for military-service members with life-altering injuries. The organization assists veterans and their families by raising money, and providing building materials and professional labor to coordinate the construction of a home, which is provided mortgage-free.
Schur Success began its charitable efforts in 2011 when Schur and her husband, Richard, who’s also an auctioneer, decided to make a donation to charity for every unit they sold. “When we announced this to our buyers, they pitched in and helped us raise money at every auction we conducted,” Schur said. Since starting the program, the couple has raised more than $33,000, with nearly 35 percent donated from bidders and clients.
Storage Auction Kings conducts lien sales at self-storage businesses exclusively. The company currently serves more than 200 storage facilities in four states.