ADESA, a business unit of KAR Auction Services announced that ADESA Little Rock raised nearly $60,000 with a charity fundraiser auction to benefit area tornado relief efforts.
“Almost everyone knows someone who has been directly impacted by these recent storms,” said ADESA Little Rock General Manager Angela Sims. “We wanted to do whatever we could to help those devastated by this tragedy.”
Auctioneer Steve Sims first came up with the idea for the sale. An inspiration to his fellow staff members, he felt this was an opportunity for ADESA employees and dealers to support the local community.
“The entire team is thankful that our dealers share our philosophy of giving back,” Sims added. “We are truly overjoyed for this outpouring of support.”
Items up for auction were sponsored by ADESA and sister company Automotive Finance Corporation. They included goods such as a tote bag, chainsaw, rake and more. ADESA also contributed $5,000 cash.
Proceeds from the sale were donated to the American Red Cross of Greater Arkansas.