Local auctioneers raise money for good cause

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Everyone is doing their part to support charitable organizations these days but one local company's giving has been a sure success.

Schur Success Auction and Appraisal has given nearly $12,000 this year from storage auctions and those organizations that have benefited have been the Wounded Warriors, St. Judes Children's Hospital, Sense of Security and most recently the American Red Cross to benefit those who were affected by the Waldo Canyon Fire.

“For every unit we sell we make a donation,” Rich Schur, auctioneer and certified appraiser with the company, said.

“Our goal each quarter is to raise $3,000, about $1,000 a month,” added Shannon Schur, CEO of the company.

Shannon Schur's dad started the company in Arvada 30 years ago under a different name. When Shannon and Rich took it over several years ago they changed the name and eventually made the move to the Tri-Lakes area. They first operated the business out of their home and have been at their current location on Second Street since July. They service 200 locations in Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico and Illinois.

About a year ago they decided they want to give back and pick one nonprofit organization every quarter. The first organization they gave to was the Wounded Warriors. Rich said they mentioned what they were doing to the bidders and they wanted to be a part of it as well and continue to be involved. At each auction the Schur's let the bidders know what cause they are supporting. Some donate a few dollars and some donate much more.

“We're pretty proud of this. This is a big deal.” Rich Schur said. “It's rewarding that bidders want to be part of this. It's fun. They get excited.”

Rich Schur said he was amazed that bidders in Illinois were generous enough to help those who were affected by the devastating fires in Colorado.

They are currently trying to raise $3,000 before Christmas for the Starlight Foundation.

“We'll keep selecting a good cause. There's no reason not to continue,” Rich Schur said.

“It's a little bit of education and raising awareness to,” Shannon Schur added.

For more information visit www.SuccessAuctions.com.