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Self Storage Companies Continue to Help Wounded Warriors

by Winnie Hsiu August 12, 2013 11:16 PM
On Memorial Day and the Fourth of July it is customary to show some love and respect for the men and women of the U.S. military. For what they do and risk giving up they deserve to be appreciated every day; not just on holidays. Thankfully there are some organizations and businesses –like many in the self storage industry—that do try to show them the respect they deserve. [More]

Storage Pros Self Storage Sponsors Back-to-School Drive

by Winnie Hsiu August 6, 2013 4:13 PM
It's getting to be that time of year - back to school. This is when parents are inundated with buying school clothes, school supplies, paying fees, buying textbooks, and spending money on a host of other school related things. The demand on the pocket book can be draining to a family budget - especially to low-income families.

Storage Pros Self Storage recognizes the strain that low-income families feel at this time of year. They recently partnered with the Storage Business Owners Alliance LLC (SBOA) and are sponsoring a drive for school supplies in metro Detroit and the surrounding counties. The drive will be held in conjunction with Operation: Kid Equip. [More]

Door to Door Sends Care Packages to Troops Overseas

by Kim Kilpatrick July 30, 2013 1:25 PM
As owners and managers of self storage facilities, there are many ways that you can show your patriotism. You can fly a Unites States flag at your facility. You can give families in the military discounts on their rental unit. And, if you are like Door to Door Storage and Moving, you can send care packages to troops stationed overseas. [More]

There is a Compassionate Side to the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens July 27, 2013 11:15 AM
To some who have lost things that they wanted after their self storage unit was sold at a lien auction there probably isn’t a compassionate side to the self storage industry. What those people would be failing to remember is that lien auctions are considered by many to be a regretful aspect of doing business, and not one that managers look forward to. Those same people are probably not aware of all the good that many self storage facilities do in the community either. [More]

Personal Mini Storage Sponsors Back-to-School Drive

by Holly Robinson July 22, 2013 1:42 PM
Children around the country are busily enjoying their summer vacation. They are swimming, camping, hiking, going to movies, playing, and generally enjoying the fact that they are out of school for the summer. But, going back to school is right around the corner. It will be here almost as quick as an ice cream cone melts on a hot day. [More]

Self Storage Companies Just Want to Help

by Kim Kilpatrick June 24, 2013 9:07 PM
Businesses are in their line of work for one reason—to make money. In the process some provide us with things we want like a big screen television. Others provide us with things we like such as our favorite beer, and there are others like the self storage industry that provide us with something that we need—that can help us. [More]

Self Storage Company Just Wants to Help People Have a Place to Call Their Own

by Winnie Hsiu May 28, 2013 11:01 PM
When life gets to hectic it often feels like we are no longer living it anymore, but are instead reacting to the trials and tribulations that come our way. Our homes can be the same way. When space becomes an issue or when cramped and cluttered becomes the norm rather than spacious and cozy it’s like our homes are no longer our own. [More]


charity work

StorageMart Donates Monies to the Muscular Dystrophy Association

by Tony Gonzalez May 15, 2013 4:48 PM
What if you knew that there was a disease that was the leading genetic cause of death in infants? What if you knew that a doctor felt that he was on the verge of a cure for the disease and that he could find it within two years? If you were like StorageMart, you would jump at the chance to raise monies to donate to the research for the cure [More]

The Big Yellow Box Self Storage Company to Help a Zoo

by Kim Kilpatrick May 13, 2013 1:28 PM
Years ago, a circus came to our town and my family went to it. I was enamored with two of the animals – the elephants and the giraffes. So I was delighted when I learned of about the Big Yellow Self Storage Company new project: they will be storing 112 giraffes for a month. [More]

StorageMart in Missouri Participates in Shoe Drive

by Winnie Hsiu April 30, 2013 6:12 PM
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again. Owners and managers of self storage facilities are very charity minded. They do all that they can to support their communities and charitable organizations. StorageMart in Missouri is a perfect example of such benevolent work. [More]
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