Members of the Extra Space Storage Information Technology (IT) team recently joined South Valley Services (SVS)—a Utah-based agency for survivors of domestic violence—to volunteer at their recent Strike Out Violence event held in Riverton, UT. The event raised over $40,000, helping further the agency’s efforts to provide shelter and services to domestic violence and sexual assault survivors.
SVS was established in 1998 and began as a grassroots effort in response to a growing community need for shelter and services for survivors of domestic violence. Their mission is to provide safe shelter, advocacy, case management, and prevention services to men, women, and children experiencing psychological, physical, emotional, economic, or sexual abuse at home.
Because SVS is a private non-profit organization, they rely 100% on contributions from government, cities, corporations, foundations, and community members. That’s why events like Strike Out Violence are critical to fulfilling their mission. Jeff Stott, Senior Vice President of IT at Extra Space Storage, serves as a board member for SVS and has first-hand experience of their impact in the communities they serve.
“The work that SVS does is critical for our community. Domestic violence affects so many people it’s hard to comprehend,” said Stott.
Each year, SVS provides full-time shelter to hundreds of adults and children. Their shelter program offers emergency housing, a 24-hour hotline, case management, and advocacy for individuals or families. In addition, SVS helps thousands of people each year through services such as outreach and prevention education, clinical therapy, a children’s learning center, and more.
The Strike Out Violence fundraiser included lunch, an afternoon of bowling, a silent auction, and prize drawings. Stott joined other Extra Space Storage IT team members to assist with event logistics, silent auction, and registration. Through the collective efforts and attendance of community leaders, first responders, local businesses, and volunteers, the event was a huge success and raised over $40,000!
“Having my teammates show up and support this event meant a lot to me personally. It reminds me how generous the Extra Space team is, that they care, and want to serve the community,” Stott added.
Learn more about volunteer opportunities with South Valley Services and how to donate on their website.
Pictured in Featured Image (left to right): Megan Robertson, Matt Warner, Dan Canfield, Rich Keeler, Jeff Jessop, Jeff Stott, Ben Cedeno, and Karla Mills at the Strike Out Violence event in Riverton, UT. Also in attendance, but not pictured: Tyler Huish and James Edwards.