December 2, 2011 5:28 PM
Around this time of year many families find themselves in dire need of something most of us take for granted—holiday cheer. When you have trouble keeping warm, don’t know if you and your family are going to have a roof over head tomorrow night, or where your next meal is going to come from. A handful of self storage facilities in Louisiana are doing what they can to relieve one of those concerns for needy families. [More]
December 2, 2011 12:12 PM
At this time of year, it's common to read about self storage facilities participating in charitable activities - coat drives, food collection, Tots for Toys with the Marines. They also support collections and donations of money to children's' hospitals and cancer research. They help out with after school programs and create reading rooms to encourage children to improve their reading skills.
You also read about storage facilities having features like climate control and storage for cars, recreational vehicles and boats. Some facilities provide temporary space for businesses to use that even have free Wi-Fi. Some offer space for offices to store goods and shred old documents. Many offer free use of moving trucks and even have free coffee and cookies for customers. All of this is normal.
But have you ever heard about a storage facility adding a crematorium to their facilities? [More]
December 1, 2011 12:48 PM
You've seen those pictures: cars, light poles, benches, and roads encased in a thick sheet of ice. You've seen pictures of howling winds blasting snow on people hunched over trying to walk down the street. These are typical winter scenes in Chicago where winters are sometimes harsh and bitter cold.
LifeStorage Hermosa in Chicago is holding a coat drive from now through December 15. People interested in donating a coat can drop it off at its location on 4500 W. Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL. LifeStorage has a goal of collecting 50 coats and encourages members of the community to help out by donating new or used coats for the drive. [More]
December 1, 2011 11:49 AM
Next to making money there is one other thing that most businesses like to do and that is make the world a better place to live. On the surface it may seem that the self storage industry might not do that since it encourages people to continue buy, buy, buy and just rent space when their own homes become too small to hold all their stuff. [More]