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Tue, May 21

Donate items for auction to help Silent Witness program

In 2008 Yavapai Silent Witness received more than 1,300 phone calls that led to 224 felony arrests and paid out more than $29,000 in cash rewards, said Steve Skurja, the program's director, in a press release.

"We're on a roll, and we need your help to continue going strong," he added.

That's why the program has come up with a fundraising idea to help offset rising costs.

Skurja has arranged to have Batterman's Auction take in donated valuables from the public and auction them off at their auction house at 400 E. Gurley St., Prescott.

Batterman's has agreed to give Yavapai Silent Witness as much as 90 percent of the sale amount of the items, Skurja said.

"This is your chance to clean out the garage, get rid of that old car in the backyard or maybe even a collectable that you no longer have interest in," he continued. "They will also take furniture, guns, working appliances and anything else you wish to get rid of that is of some value. All you have to do is get the stuff to Batterman's and tell the nice folks at the back door that it's for Silent Witness, and we'll do the rest, including getting the necessary paperwork to you for a tax write-off."

For more information call Skurja at 777-7266.


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