OMAHA, Neb.--(www.proxibid.com), the world’s largest, most trusted online auction marketplace for buying and selling specialized assets, announced today that it will provide live, online bidding for the Operation Long Road Home benefit and fundraiser. The auction, hosted by Knowles Auction Company, will take place on October 20 at 6:00 p.m. Central, with online bidding commencing at that time via Proxibid at www.proxibid.com/knowlesauctions. All proceeds from this auction will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.)--Proxibid (
“Our goal is to help raise awareness and funds for the Wounded Warrior Project by enabling buyers from anywhere in the world to participate in this event. We are proud to be a part of such a worthwhile cause.”
Operation Long Road Home was founded by 16-year-old Abi Snyder, a Marshall, Ill., resident with a passion for helping troops who have been wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan. As part of Operation Long Road Home, Ms. Snyder sold her artwork all summer. The live auction and webcast will complete four days of fundraising activities that benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. The auction will feature items donated by the organization’s supporters, including truly unique items such as one-of-a-kind sculptures by Abi Snyder, autographed items from celebrities such as Eric Church, Kip Moore, David Letterman, and Kristin Chenoweth, sports memorabilia and more.
In addition to the live auction webcast on Proxibid, people can also tune into a live Google+ hangout hosted by Operation Long Road Home supporter and Google+ hangout host for Veterans United Home Loans, Sarah Hill. Watch the hangout on the Veterans United Google+ Page and on its YouTube channel.
“When we heard about the impact Abi was having on her community and the help she was providing for our troops, we simply had to be involved,” said Sarah Hill, Google+ hangout host for Veterans United Home Loans and the hangout host for the Operation Long Road Home auction. “Veterans United Home Loans is pleased to be a part of this effort and to work with Proxibid to draw national and international interest for this event.”
“We are thrilled to work with Abi Snyder, Knowles Auction Service and Google+ to bring this important auction to global, online bidders,” said Jason Nielsen, Senior Vice President of Operations for Proxibid. “Our goal is to help raise awareness and funds for the Wounded Warrior Project by enabling buyers from anywhere in the world to participate in this event. We are proud to be a part of such a worthwhile cause.”
To visit the auction catalog, go to www.proxibid.com/knowlesauctions.
Proxibid provides asset owners of all sizes and buyers with access to the world’s largest, most trusted online marketplace and selling solutions for excess inventory. More than $2 billion in inventory passes through Proxibid’s marketplace annually in product categories that include heavy equipment; commercial and industrial equipment; real estate; fine art, antiques and collectibles and more.
Founded in 2001, Proxibid is headquartered in Omaha, NE. For more information about Proxibid, please visit www.proxibid.com.