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Self Storage Company Helps Communities Hit by Tornadoes

by John Stevens April 6, 2012 4:42 PM
Tornadoes are dangerous things. They come out of literally nowhere, with winds often around 100 miles per hour, but sometimes as high as 300. Needless to say when they do come they tend to leave a path of destruction in their wake.Victims of that destruction often have a hard time dealing with the loss. Homes are often destroyed or damaged and cars turned upside down and tossed about. With the size that they can attain (as much as two miles across) and the suddenness in which they appear people are essentially helpless. [More]

Try a Different Community Service Project this Year

by Winnie Hsiu April 3, 2012 9:01 AM
Participating in charitable activities is one of the best ways for self storage facilities to strengthen their relationship with their local communities. This brings you to the awareness of people which in turn leads them to do business with you when they have storage needs.

Do you sometimes feel that you do the same activities over and over? Are you looking for something new, something different that you could do? Here is a round-up of ideas of activities that self storage businesses around the country have done. [More]

Dymon Self Storage in Canada Partners with Soles4Souls

by Kim Kilpatrick March 30, 2012 12:45 PM
Dymon Self Storage has partnered with Soles4Souls in an effort to collect gently worn shoes that will be given to people in need around the world. From April 1st through April 30, shoe donations can be dropped off at Dymon Self Storage. Monday through Friday, Dymon is open from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday they are open from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. [More]

San Diego Supports a Local High School Color Guard

by Kim Kilpatrick March 21, 2012 8:05 PM
If you regularly follow our Self Storage Industry news, you know that we often report about how the owners and managers of self storage facilities are very community minded. They support charitable events and help out those in the community who are in need. They also do many acts of giving. San Diego Self Storage is a good example of this charitable giving. They recently donated money to a local high school’s color guard. [More]

Self Storage Company Does What it Can to Feed the Hungry

by Tony Gonzalez March 21, 2012 7:50 PM
Many businesses like to engage in food drives around Christmas time and Thanksgiving, including many within the self storage industry. While the interest in helping is pretty high around those times of year, the fact of the matter is that there are thousands of people wondering where or when their next meal is going to come every day. [More]

Self Storage Facilities are there for Their Communities

by Winnie Hsiu March 20, 2012 7:34 PM
Businesses go where they are needed so in that respect you can say that they are there for their respective communities. While that is true for the self storage industry (like any other business), time and time again members of the self storage industry have proven that they are there for their communities for more than just revenue. [More]

Clayton's Self Storage in New Jersey Helps with School Expansion

by Holly Robinson March 20, 2012 2:22 PM
The future of our country lies is providing the youth of our nation with a good education. Ralph Clayton, owner of Clayton's Self Storage and Clayton Construction, knows this and is willing to do his share to support the educational endeavors in his community. [More]

Harrington Moving and Storage Will Particpate in the Valerie Fund Walk

by Kim Kilpatrick March 19, 2012 3:33 PM
Jeff Harrington, owner of Harrington Moving & Storage in Maplewood, New Jersey, announced his participation in the 2012 Valerie Fund Walk. The Valerie Fund is a not-for-profit organization that provides support for the comprehensive health care of children with cancer and blood disorders. Harrington always stresses the importance of volunteering in the community and feels this is a great way to give back. Harrington's own son will complete his chemotherapy treatments in June. [More]

Affordable Storage Centre in Canada Gives Back to Community

by Winnie Hsiu March 16, 2012 3:22 PM
As a wordsmithie, whose tools are words, I am always fascinated with words, their definitions and their usage. I am delighted with whoever the clever person was that named a charitable event that Affordable Storage Centre in Edmonton, Canada supports.

Affordable Storage Centre has been in business for over 20 years. They have facilities in Edmonton and Sherwood Park. Their facilities are dry and rodent free (which I assume in Edmonton is critical). Their Edmonton facility accepts deliveries for their customers. In addition to the excellent facilities and customer service, they participate in charitable events. This is where the clever word usage comes in. [More]

Prager Moving and Storage Donates Truck to Tornado Relief Efforts

by John Stevens March 15, 2012 4:01 PM
An EF4 tornado with winds up to 170 mph ripped through Harrisburg, Illinois, during the morning hours of February 29th. Parts of the city were leveled. Hundreds of homes were destroyed or damaged. Within a few sort hours, Operation Blessing (groups of disaster relief teams) sprang into action.

Elementary school teacher in Naperville, Illinois, Janelle Kreiling, felt compelled to do something to help Harrisburg residents. She felt that Harrisburg was like a second home to her because one of her college roommates was from Harrisburg. [More]
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