Self Storage Facilities Doing Good & Paying It Forward
This week I've got information on a new horror movie that takes place inside a storage facility. That’s two in the last six months! Storage facilities sure seem like dangerous places to be hanging out lately!
While these new movies may have you quaking in your boots, have no fear because storage facilities aren't such scary places after all. To prove it, I found some great stories about storage facilities paying it forward and doing some good in their communities.
Previously we reported on the making of a horror movie titled Self Storage. But now I have more news that is sure to delight B Movie horror fans. Another horror movie titled Storage 24 was filmed across the pond in London and stars British film actors Noel Clark, Antonia Campbell-Hughes, and Colin O’Donoghue.
What’s the plot you ask? Well it’s a doozy. A young couple begin dividing their possessions in their storage unit after they breakup. The power then goes and the couple and their friends are trapped. (Because this is the stuff that horror movie dreams are made of.) What they aren’t aware of is that London is in lockdown after a military cargo plane crashed leaving classified wreckage across the city. Soon they realize they aren’t trapped alone. (Because where would the fun in that be?) An alien is trapped with them and dispenses with killing them all off one by one.
That’s right. Storage unit. Plane crash. Alien murder spree. The film is set to be released in theaters on January 18th! For those of you who can’t stand the suspense of waiting, the movie is available On Demand now.
Self Storage Heart of Gold
It seemed like every search I did turned up another story about storage facilities raising money and awareness for great local and nationwide programs that could use the recognition. It's pretty clear that storage facilities are using their power for good, no matter how scary the movies are making facilities out to be!
Colorado based Schur Success Auction & Appraisal Inc, a company that conducts auctions at more than 200 facilities in three states recently raised $2,000 for the Colorado chapter of the Starlight Children’s Foundation. The nonprofit was founded in 1982 and helps seriously ill children and their families cope with the pain and fear through entertainment, educations, and family activities.
The company has been raising money for charities since 2011. Each quarter they select a new recipient and have raised money for the Wounded Warrior Project, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Sense of Security. The Wounded Warrior Project enlists the public’s aid for the needs of wounded soldiers. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is based in Memphis Tennessee focused on finding cures for pediatric diseases through research and treatment. Sense of Security support breast-cancer victims. The company’s bidders and clients helped to contribute to the total amount of money raised.
In California, A-1 Self Storage donated money to Noah Homes, a nonprofit that provides residential homes and services for adults with development disabilities. The organization was founded in 1983 and operates eight homes on 11 acres near San Diego. The organization’s goal is to maximize each resident’s independence by encouraging self-determination within a nurturing environment. The residents work in the local community and Noah Homes also encourages participation in sports, and the Special Olympics.
US Storage Center’s customers participated in Kure It Center Research’s Program ‘Round Up For Research’ and raised $51,772 in 2012. Kure It was started in 2008 by the founder of US Storage Centers, Barry Hoeven after he battled cancer. The program works by asking storage customers to round up their monthly rent by as little as $.50. In turn, US Storage Center matches this amount. Because customers raised $51, 772, the total amount to be donated will be $103,544. All this money will go to cancer research programs. US Storage is owned by Westport Properties and they own over 60 self storage facilities across 10 states.