This is the time of year when many people volunteer, donate money, and give items to charities in the spirit of the holidays. Unfortunately, this holiday people have an extra reason to want to donate because of deadly and destructive Hurricane Sandy. However, people all over the country have stepped up and helped out the people that were impacted by Sandy. The storage industry is no exception with many facilities and businesses offering various forms of assistance.
- Airship Storage is offering emergency storm storage to residents of Seaside Park, New Jersey and 24 other cities throughout New Jersey. These facilities are offering short term storage options to allow people a the opportunity of a secure place to store their belongings while trying to recover.
- In Meriden, CT, Northside Self Storage has opened one of their units as a donation drop off point. According to an article published on MyRecordJournal.com, Northside Self Storage owner readily said “yes” when asked by a friend to open up a unit as a donation location.
- Storage Post Self Storage, which has locations throughout New York and New Jersey, has most of its locations reopened and have said in a recent press release that the company and its employees are willing to work overtime during this recovery process. Part of their mission is to make sure people in need have easy access to moving and packing supplies.
- SpareFoot.com is giving away one-month free on storage rentals, while supplies last, for those directly impacted by the storm. For more information on this process, visit this link.
- Door to Door Storage and New York Mobile Self Storage have partnered together to help victims of super storm Sandy. Throughout the month of November, the initial delivery fee for the portable containers, a $225-$325 value, is waived for customers in Brooklyn, Staten Island, Manhattan, and Queens. The offer is available to those who call 1-888-366-7222 and mention promotion code: NYRELIEF1112.
- According to a story on InsideSelfStorage.com, Manhattan Mini Storage set up an emergency hotline to help residents and businesses after the storm. Also, they offered free packing supplies and storage space to anybody directly impacted by the storm.
There are many other instances of the storage industry reaching out and giving back. We’d love to share your story to please tell us about your efforts and experiences. It is always heartwarming to see the outpouring of giving and kindness after something traumatic like hurricane Sandy. Seeing individuals and businesses working together to help those in need is comforting and good to see. Throughout the upcoming months, help will hopefully continue to come in for those in need.