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Southern California Self Storage Company Honors Veterans

by Kim Kilpatrick May 31, 2011 4:01 PM
On Memorial Day it is natural for the country to pause and give thanks to the men and women of the armed forces that work day in and day out to protect our way of life. Thanks and appreciation also has to go out to the families of our nation’s soldiers who support their moms, dads, brothers, and sisters as they are deployed around the world. [More]

Self Storage Industry Gives Back to Wounded Veterans

by Tony Gonzalez January 18, 2011 9:33 AM
It is not uncommon to hear about self storage companies getting involved in charity within their respective communities. Every year there are hundreds of facilities around the country that get involved in the Toys for Tots program with the U.S Marines. Many also hold food drives and clothes drives around the holidays as well as throughout the year. [More]

SBOA Raises Money for Katrina Survivors

by John Stevens October 4, 2010 11:28 PM
During the Inside Self-Storage World Expo in New Orleans last week, self storage owners, operators, developers, suppliers, and other self storage industry members did more than just network and attend workshops. One group of attendees busied themselves raising money for the St. Bernard Project, to help with the ongoing needs of victims of Hurricane Katrina. [More]

Wounded Warrior Outdoors Encourages Donations from Self Storage Facilities

by Kim Kilpatrick September 15, 2010 10:30 PM
Self storage companies are famous for supporting charitable organizations, especially organizations that are focused on helping veterans, troops overseas, or military families. But Wounded Warrior Outdoors may be the only such charity that was actually founded by members of the self storage industry. Wounded Warrior, which offers injured veterans and disabled veterans from the United States and Canada a chance to recuperate while on a hunting trip in British Columbia, has announced that it is starting a new campaign: One for the Troops. [More]

Nevada Veterans to Benefit from Vietnam Veterans Sale at Mesquite Self Storage

by Kim Kilpatrick June 16, 2010 12:48 PM
The Vietnam Veterans of Mesquite, Nevada are holding a garage sale this Saturday to benefit the Mesquite Veterans Center. The sale, which will be held June 19 from 8 a.m. until noon, will take place at Mesquite Self Storage. The sale will include typical garage-sale items, such as kitchenware, appliances, televisions, electronic equipment, furniture, and housewares. The Mesquite Veterans Center, at the moment, is an organization without a home -- the proceeds from the garage sale will help to finance the construction of the center. It will be built on Hafen Lane in Mesquite.

The Mesquite, Nevada area is home to veterans from several wars and combat operations, including World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and more recent operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. [More]

Texas Self Storage Owner Honors WWII Vets

by Holly Robinson May 21, 2010 4:58 PM
World War II ended 65 years ago. But the 16 million American veterans who served in the war did not receive a national memorial until 2004. The youngest of those veterans are now in their 80s. Many are living on fixed incomes, and, especially in the middle of a national recession, cannot afford a trip to Washington D.C. to visit the new memorial.

To honor those veterans, self storage owner Jack McClanahan decided to get involved in the Montgomery County, Texas branch of the Honor Flight Network, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to flying veterans to Washington D.C. to see the World War II Memorial. On the honor flights, every veteran flies free and spends the day in Washington. [More]

Janus Throws Its Support Behind Wounded Warrior Outdoors

by Holly Robinson April 9, 2010 4:27 PM
Wounded Warrior Outdoors, a charitable organization founded by Ron Raboud, the CEO of the Rabco Corporation (a producer of prefabricated self storage building systems) has received another supporter from the self storage community: Janus International. Janus supplies rolling doors and other components for use in self storage buildings. [More]