Local Art Auction Raises Money for Children with Extraordinary Medical Needs – WSOC TV

CHARLOTTE — A local nonprofit held its 10th annual skate deck art show and auction on Saturday to raise money for children with extraordinary medical needs.

Skaters Helping Extraordinary Dreams Realize, or SHRED, had more than 200 works of art up for sale for a 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 its inception in 2012, SHRED has raised more than $100,000 to give directly to families experiencing hardship from medical and therapeutic needs.

Victor Werany, SHRED’s Executive Director, spoke about one of the children the organization was able to help during the event.

‘His name is Luke. Their deductible is $10,000 a year, that’s a used car each year, and if we can cut that in half, it’ll be less stressful for the parents. They become better parents because of the experience of being sent a few dollars and knowing that there is a community behind them, supporting them for no better reason than that we just want to be a part of their lives,” Werany said.

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