Local art auction raises money for children with extraordinary medical needs – WSOC TV

CHARLOTTE — A local nonprofit organization had it’s 10th annual skate deck art show and auction on Saturday to raise money for children with extraordinary medical needs.

Skaters Helping Realize Extraordinary Dreams, or SHRED, had over 200 pieces of art up for silent auction at HopFly Brewing Company.

The art included hand-painted skateboard decks, canvassed art, sculptures, fiber art, photography, and even computer-generated graphic art.

Since it was started in 2012, SHRED has raised over $100,000 to give directly to families dealing with hardships from medical and therapeutic needs.

Victor Werany, Executive Director of SHRED, talked about one of the children who the organization was able to help through the event.

“His name is Luke. Their deductible every year is $10,000, that’s a used car every single year, and if we can cut that in half, that gives the parents less stress. They get to be better parents for the experience of having a few dollars sent their way and knowing that there is a community behind them, that supports them for no better reason than we just want to be a part of their lives,” Werany said.

(WATCH BELOW: Family Focus: ‘9 Books for Kids’ partners with nonprofit to collect books for the community)

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