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Philanthropy Commonplace at Self Storage Facilities

by Tony Gonzalez August 9, 2011 2:21 PM
Even when times are good in the country there are always people that are in need. When times are not so good (like now), even more people become in need of a helping hand to meet their basic needs. The good thing is that there are many people that recognize this and work to help those who need helping whenever they can. [More]

Self Storage Facilities Help the Homeless

by Winnie Hsiu April 22, 2011 11:25 AM
One thing that most people never want to have to become is homeless. The concept of having nothing and not being able to sleep at night with a roof overhead would be impossible for many of us to even consider. However, there are thousands of people every day that never know where they are going to sleep, what they are going to eat, and have nothing but what is on their backs and they can carry. [More]

Homeless Awarded Use of Storage Facility in San Diego

by John Stevens January 12, 2011 11:21 AM
It started with an act of disregard. A year ago, while 13 homeless people were eating inside an East Village church in San Diego, Calif., city crews and police threw the people’s carts that held their belongings into garbage trucks. After the incident, lawsuits accused the city of knowing the carts and their contents were not trash. On Tuesday, to make amends, the city council voted unanimously on a settlement that would fund a downtown storage facility for the homeless to store their personal items. [More]

Self Storage Facility Doing What They Can To Help the Homeless

by Winnie Hsiu December 2, 2010 4:05 PM
To often these days the mantra for many is that they do what they do (or don’t do) because they don’t want to get involved. They have to look out for themselves. It’s become commonplace on most reality television shows to see friends stabbing friends in the back because they are supposedly putting themselves first for a change. [More]

Self Storage Facility for Homeless Finalist in Contest for Funding

by Holly Robinson November 1, 2010 11:40 AM
A storage facility for the homeless in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside has been selected as a finalist to receive $25,000 from the Pepsi Refresh Project. [More]

Vancouver Church Pleads for Votes to Keep Self Storage Facility for Homeless

by Holly Robinson October 29, 2010 11:08 AM
Each day, over 250 homeless people rely on the self storage facility of the First United Church in Vancouver, Canada to keep their belongings safe. To prevent the facility from closing when its funding ends this Fall, First United Church is spreading the word to vote online before Oct. 31 for new funding for the program through the Pepsi Refresh Project. [More]

Portland Provides a Small Number of Storage Lockers to the Homeless

by Holly Robinson September 7, 2010 6:50 PM
The City of Portland and the Portland Business Alliance have announced that they are working together to provide storage lockers to Portland’s homeless community. While many efforts to solve the problem of homelessness have focused on providing homeless shelters, in recent years a few policymakers have been turning to storage as a possible bandaid solution. The homeless population in Portland numbers approximately 1,600, and many of Portland's homeless currently carry all their possessions with them at all times in grocery carts or on trailers. [More]