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Westy Self Storage Collecting Tools for Oil Cleanup on Gulf Coast

by Holly Robinson June 23, 2010 5:51 PM
Westy Self Storage, a self storage company with 16 locations throughout New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut, announced today that it has started a drive to collect materials to be used to clean up birds and animals affected by the BP oil spill cleanup. Donations can be dropped off at any of Westy’s locations. For the oil cleanup project, Westy is collaborating with another organization, the New Jersey Warehousemen and Movers Association (NJWMA). Westy will store each donation temporarily and then consolidate all the donations at its Stamford, Connecticut location. Then the NJWMA will transport the donations south. [More]

Fargo ND Seeks Temporary Sandbag Storage Sites

by Winnie Hsiu February 15, 2010 12:36 PM
Officials in Fargo, North Dakota, announced yesterday that they are searching for sites at which sandbags can be stored to prepare for the spring flooding season. According to Fargo Enterprise Director Bruce Grubb, the city is currently calling for volunteers to fill the sandbags. Fargo plans to fill one million sandbags over the course of two weeks, starting on March 1. While the city has some storage sites in mind already, they are still looking for others.

The National Weather Service is predicting that the Red River has an 86 percent chance of producing major flooding in the Fargo-Moorhead area this spring. Conditions now are very similar to the conditions that preceded last year's Red River flooding. [More]

Cincinnati Pet Food Pantry Opened in Self-Storage Center

by Holly Robinson February 4, 2010 6:24 AM
Two Cincinnati-area nonprofit animal welfare groups are combining forces to open the Cincinnati Pet Food Pantry -- a food pantry for pets. The pantry will be operated out of a self-storage facility, Queen City Self-Storage, at 4775 Red Bank Expressway in Cincinnati. The new pet food pantry is conveniently located right behind the Red Bank Emergency Vet Clinic. The Cincinnati Pet Food Pantry will be run by Recycled Doggies and Pet Alliance.

Organizers of the Cincinnati Pet Food Pantry say they have noticed that many families are forced to get rid of their family pets because they are so short of money that they cannot afford to feed an animal in addition to their own family members. They hoped to prevent families from having to make such a heartbreaking decision by providing food for pets. [More]