It seems everybody is familiar with the television entity that is Storage Wars. This reality show follows professional bidders trying to get their hands on storage lockers that have been abandoned, repossessed, or forgotten. Sometimes, the lockers hold old, forgotten junk but other times they hold some hidden treasures.
Not long ago, OLN network announced that Storage Wars was moving North of the border as Storage Wars Canada began production this week. But, over at City Storage and Big Box Mobile, Storage Wars London has been going on for a long time.
On May 4th at City Centre and Big Box Mobile’s Fanshawe Road location, the first annual Charity Auction was held. Folks stopped by to enjoy some delicious BBQ, participate in games for the kids, hear some live music and bid on storage units that held unseen treasures. Proceeds from the event went to Mission Services of London among other charities. “We were all touched by what each of these charities provides to our community,” says Delaney. “This was a way to definitely make a positive impact and to give back.”
Mission Services of London was very grateful to be on the receiving end of such a gesture. Each branch, each program and service is made possible by the generous support of the surrounding community. “Mission Services of London is very close to Operations Manager Ken Chapman,” Delaney explains. “We all agreed that Mission Services of London helps our community in many different ways, bringing awareness to all they do was definitely a factor.”
When the storage lockers were emptied out, and many smiling faces had passed the gates, an astounding $8,000 was raised for Mission Services of London as well as three other charities. These important funds will help the programs that help the hungry, the hurting and the homeless continue right here in our own community. “The love and kindness shown from all who help out is inspiring,” says Delaney. “We plan on making this an annual event. We want to take the initiative to bring our community together all year round.”
We are immeasurably grateful to City Centre Store and Big Box Mobile and to everyone who participated in this fantastic event. Until next time: Go Bid or Go Home!
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