Going, going … online shed auction to benefit House of Lazarus home repair program concludes today

The sheds now up for bid online to benefit the House of Lazarus's Handyman Heroes program. At left is a utility unit supplied by Winchester BMR; at right is a playhouse version supplied by RONA Kemptville Building Centre.

Two donated sheds on the block for ‘Handyman Heroes’

MOUNTAIN— Bidding concludes 3 p.m. today (Aug. 30) in the first House of Lazarus (HOL) Shed-Building Challenge, an online auction of two donated sheds to raise money for Handyman Heroes.

The Handyman Heroes Shed-Building Challenge was created to raise funds for its namesake — the Handyman Heroes initiative. Handyman Heroes helps at-risk families with home repair or vehicle maintenance and repair. Licensed tradespeople volunteer their time and labour, while HOL provides the needed materials.

The challenge was issued in May 2019 with both amateur and professional contractors being asked to build a shed-like structure according to a set of guidelines and then donate that structure to House of Lazarus to be used in an online auction. Two local businesses and their talented volunteers have risen to the challenge: Winchester BMR and RONA Kemptville Building Centre have respectively donated a utility/garden shed and a children’s playhouse. Both sheds cost more than $3,000 in materials to build.

The online auction started Aug. 10 and concludes Friday, Aug. 30 at 3 pm. To place a bid, visit the House of Lazarus Facebook page. For those without Facebook, a bid can be placed by phoning HOL at 613-989-3830. The sheds are also available for viewing at House of Lazarus (playhouse) and Winchester BMR (utility/garden shed).

“It’s amazing that these two community-minded businesses have donated such wonderful sheds,” HOL Executive Director Cathy Ashby said. “To date, we have completed six projects through our Handyman Heroes program. We have two new projects underway. The money raised from the sale of these two sheds will allow us to help even more families.”

For more information or to register a team, please contact Ashby at cashby@houseoflazarus.com or by phone at 613-989-3830.



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