The self storage industry is well known for its generosity and participation in endeavors that benefit the community as a whole. In 2010 USstoragesearch.com launched a new fundraising effort to Kure It, a non-profit organization dedicated to funding innovative kidney and other cancer research. The initial effort was such a success and was so well received that it turned into what is now an annual fundraising event held by the self storage website.
After learning about Kure It in 2010, while attending an industry trade show, USstoragesearch.com wanted to find a way to help support not just a worthy cause but one that was also founded by one of its members. Mike Jones, Vice President of Operations at USstoragesearch.com shared that “we (the USstoragesearch.com team) found out about Kure It early in the fall of 2010 and wanted to find a way to participate as soon as possible. We were just about to start our 4th quarter Featured Listing auction at the end of September and it was a perfect fit. The Featured Listing auction gave us a way to let our members participate and the timing allowed us to get involved right away. The event worked out so well the first time it has now become an annual event, which we and our member storage facilities look forward to each fall.”
USstoragesearch.com, the leading independent website in the self storage industry since 2004, provides an opportunity for more than 13,000 storage locations across the US to present their storage solutions to consumers. Consumers visiting USstoragesearch.com, in-turn are given an easy way to search and compare storage facilities on one convenient website. Each quarter, storage facilities utilizing the online marketing services provide by USstoragesearch.com have an opportunity to bid in an open auction environment to secure a featured listing in cities they wish to enhance their visibility within. Each fall, USstoragesearch.com uses the last auction of the year to raise funds for Kure It. Proceeds from the auction are donated so as Jones said “members now have two great reasons to bid on the featured listings in the fall, they increase their visibility and the money bid to gain that increase in visibility is in turn donated to a very worthy cause.”
Michael Kucera, President and Founder of USstoragesearch.com, announced that “we were overwhelmed by the past success of the auction and are very proud that the amount raised by this year’s auction, $5,500, exceeded last year’s total raised. We can’t wait until this fall to see what we and our member facilities can do to beat the $5,500 raised by USstoragesearch and our members this year.” Kucera went on to share that “we as a company have identified several other ways to utilize our overall reach within the industry to participate in even more fund raising events in 2012. Right now we are putting the finishing touches on several new partnerships where we can give back and are openly looking for additional uplifting foundations USstoragsearch.com and its members can work with.”
Continuing their past tradition, USstoragesearch.com will once again present a check to Kure It and Mr. Barry Hoeven, Founder of Kure It and President of Westport Properties, at the Inside Self Storage World Expo in Las Vegas on March 15, 2012.
About Kure It
Kure It is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to funding innovative kidney and other cancer research. Kure It raises money from the private sector and redirects those funds, through competitive grants, to kidney and other cancer researchers conducting groundbreaking research projects to better treat and ultimately cure kidney and other cancers. Kure It’s goal is to lead the Self Storage Industry in the charge to raise $1 million for cancer research.
USstoragesearch.com is a trusted storage partner; serving the storage industry with aggressive and cost-effective online Self Storage Marketing. Established in 2004, USstoragesearch.com is the self storage industry leader with the largest and longest standing storage directory with the largest member base, featuring over 13,000 member facilities. Storage customers using the USstoragesearch.com online reservation network, which includes high-quality partner sites like StorageUnit.com & Storage.com, search real-time available storage units by facility location, unit size, property features and specials. Customers have an easy way to find, compare and securely reserve storage by credit card in minutes. These real-time reservations have been proven to convert to paying rentals for member facilities more than 90% of the time.