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Self Storage Company Supports Mental Illness

by Kim Kilpatrick December 28, 2012 6:04 PM
The number of gun-related tragedies that the country is starting to see each year is becoming more and more disturbing. Every time one occurs the nation begins to debate the concept of gun control all over again. While this has occurred once again in the days following the tragedy in Newton, Connecticut, there has also been talk about the need for a better understanding of mental illness. [More]

Self Storage Company Acts as Unofficial North Pole Sub-Station

by Tony Gonzalez December 26, 2012 9:48 PM
The holiday season may be winding down now that Christmas has past, but in the coming days there are likely to be more and more stories of holiday cheer that are uncovered and reported in some way, shape, or form in the media. As active as the self storage industry is in helping those less fortunate in their communities it would not be surprising to hear that a few self storage facilities were involved. [More]

Self Storage News Roundup

by Kim Kilpatrick December 19, 2012 8:15 PM
In Fairfield, Connecticut, Westy Self Storage is participating in the Toys for Tots donation drive again this year. The drive will run until December 24. People can drop off new toys 7 days a week from 8:00 a.m. through 6:00 p.m. on weekdays and from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Saturdays and 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 on Sundays. [More]

Self Storage Owner Helps Homeless Man

by Winnie Hsiu December 18, 2012 9:06 PM
Greg Laing, of Aldergrove, British Columbia, had fallen on hard times. He was unable to find work. Struggling to make ends meet, he lived with his dog in a camper on a pickup truck. Then, things took a turn for the worse. [More]

Self Storage Industry Wants to Make Sure Some Soldiers Have a Reason to Smile this Christmas

by John Stevens December 18, 2012 8:53 PM
The men and women of the Armed Forces have an incredibly tough job on their hands. Not only do they willfully put themselves in harm’s way, but their duty often requires them to be away from their friends and family for lengthy periods of time. When that time coincides with the holidays it makes the job even tougher. [More]

Faith a Regular Part of Business for South Carolina Self Storage Company

by Kim Kilpatrick December 17, 2012 9:28 PM
There is a driving force behind everything that people and businesses—like the self storage industry—do. It might be the love of money, of family, of a significant other—loves of something or someone. For many it may be the desire for success, personal achievement, competition, or even to spite someone that said you couldn’t do it (whatever it may be). [More]

For One Self Storage Company Giving is a Family Affair

by Winnie Hsiu December 14, 2012 9:09 PM
Parents often hope that there kids will take after them in certain ways. It is not unusual for fathers to hope their sons play football and become better than they ever were. Mothers want their daughters to grow up to be the next star on the U.S. National Softball team while also taking a lead role in their school’s model UN. [More]

Southern Self Storage Donates Money to the Forgotten Soldiers Outreach Program

by John Stevens December 13, 2012 9:11 PM
Southern Self Storage, based in Florida, recently held a “Storage Wars Auction For Our Troops” event. This auction was based on the TV show Storage Wars. Units filled with high quality items were auctioned off to attendees. The auction raised $5,200, which will be donated to the Forgotten Soldiers Outreach Inc. program. [More]

For Self Storage Company Being a Creature of Habit Can Be Good

by Tony Gonzalez December 12, 2012 6:35 PM
We’ve all heard that if something “ain’t broke” then you shouldn’t bother fixing it. The concept is really pretty simple; there is no sense in changing the method of operation if there is not something wrong with it. That of course implies that the status quo is fine. [More]

Dollar Self Storage in Corona, CA, to Host Third Charity Storage Auction

by Winnie Hsiu December 11, 2012 7:03 PM
Dollar Self Storage in Corona, California, previously held two Charity Storage Auctions. There were very successful and brought in nearly $1500. Because of this success, Maria Smith, Dollar Self Storage manager, plans on having another auction on December 12, 2012. The auction will start at 10:30 a.m. [More]
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