Photo courtesy of Manheim.

Photo courtesy of Manheim.

Manheim Milwaukee raised $16,000 to send 32 Milwaukee-area veterans to Washington, D.C., as part of the auctions initiative to support veterans.

The auction doubled its initial goal of $8,000 to fund the initiative of supporting Stars and Stripes Honor Flight, an organization that flies WWII, Korean War, and terminally ill veterans to the District.

“This was a very special fundraising initiative for us because we have a number of veterans that work at the auction,” said Manheim GM John Olejniczak. “Our team members and clients really came together, exceeding our goal by 100 percent, to make this one-of-a-kind opportunity possible for our veterans.”

The money was fundraised via donation circles on the wall, a change collection, and direct money contributions. Manheim Milwaukee team members contributed more than 105 donations, which equated to $3,600.