This month, hundreds of people from across Arizona and neighboring states will travel to Ritchie Bros.’ Phoenix site to view and inspect the equipment available at its June 29 auction.
This month, hundreds of people from across Arizona and neighboring states will travel to Ritchie Bros.' Phoenix site to view and inspect the equipment available at its June 29 auction. To help give back to the community, Ritchie Bros. will host a charitable “Community Give Back” event at its Phoenix site the day before the auction, on June 28, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Working with the American Red Cross, St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, the company will host a food, water and blood drive for those in need. Everyone who makes a donation will be entered into a raffle draw with a chance to win several prizes, including a two-night stay at Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino in Chandler, Ariz.
“Summer is the hardest time for food banks. The amount of food we distribute reaches its highest level with children being fed three times a day at home, while donations fall to their lowest levels with so many escaping the hot temperatures,” said Jerry Brown, director of public relations of St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance.
“Events at this time of year are especially crucial. We thank Ritchie Bros. for giving back to those in need and encourage all who can to take advantage of the opportunity to help.”
The event, which will be held at Ritchie Bros.' site at 5410 W. Lower Buckeye Rd., is open to the public. Details below:
• “Stuff the Truck” Food Drive — Arizona hunger rates are higher than national averages, with close to 18 percent of Arizonans being food insecure. The St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance, the world's first food bank, needs help. On June 28, Ritchie Bros. hopes to fill an entire dump truck with non-perishable food items. The most needed items include: cereal, rice, beans, pasta, canned fruits and vegetables, juice and peanut butter.
• “From the Heart” Blood Drive — Every two seconds someone in America gets a blood transfusion. Unfortunately, fewer donors give blood than what patients need. On June 28, the Red Cross will be onsite at Ritchie Bros.' Phoenix auction site from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to collect blood donations. To schedule an appointment and make a blood donation, contact Jennifer Velitchkov at Ritchie Bros.: [email protected].
• “Quench the Thirst” Water Drive — As the heat rises in the summer months the need for clean potable water is greater than ever. To help get water to those in need, collection bins will be set up by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul onsite at Ritchie Bros.' Phoenix site on June 28 to accept donations of bottles and cases of water.
“We've been a part of the Phoenix and larger Arizona community for close to 30 years,” said Chris Holmberg, regional sales manager, Ritchie Bros. “We hope our customers and the general public will join us on June 28 to help give back.”
For more information about Ritchie Bros.' “Community Give Back” event, contact Kim Collier-Heim at 602/269.5631 or [email protected].
More Than 1,100 Equipment
Items Selling on June 29
On June 29, starting at 8 a.m., Ritchie Bros. will sell more than 1,100 heavy equipment items and trucks at its Phoenix, Ariz., auction site. All items will be sold without minimum bids or reserve prices. Bids can be made in person at the auction site, online in real time at rbauction.com or by proxy.
For more information, visit rbauction.com/Phoenix.
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