Reno, Nevada (PRWEB) September 20, 2012
As we all know, this is an election year and when a major organization throws its support behind a candidate, it is big news. In the world of self storage, Charity Storage came away as the big winner when Storage Asset Management, Inc. recently announced that all 24 of its properties throughout the East Coast will be drop-off points for items to be sold at Charity Storage auctions. In truth, the biggest winners are charities like the ASPCA, Kure It Cancer Research and the Self Storage Association (SSA) Foundation Scholarship program, which benefit from the special Charity Storage auctions held at facilities across the country.
Storage Asset Management, Inc. (SAM) is a full service self storage property management and consulting company that was formed in May of 2010. Storage Asset Management currently manages self storage properties in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern United States. In the spirit of an election year, Storage Asset Management conducted a vote of its employees to decide which charity it wanted to support and settled on the ASPCA (the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals).
“We are very excited to have the opportunity to support the ASPCA and their efforts by donating the profits made from Charity Storage auctions to them,” said Tina Krueger, Marketing Manager for SAM. “Likewise, SAM was impressed when it found out that charity auction funds not only go to the charity of choice, but also towards cancer research and an educational scholarship fund!”
Charity Storage was created when Lance Watkins and Barry Hoeven saw the popularity of self storage auctions grow and realized that the self storage industry could give back to society through special auctions whose proceeds go to local and national charities. The net proceeds from the sale of each unit at a Charity Storage auction are split three ways -- the SSA Foundation Scholarship Fund receives 10 percent, Kure It Cancer Research receives 30 percent, and the individual facility chooses a local or national charity to receive the remaining 60 percent.
For Watkins, who also founded Storage Treasures to promote self storage auctions across the country, having the support of Storage Asset Management just adds to the amazing growth of Charity Storage in its first year. “We are making a concerted effort to get the word out to everyone in self storage about Charity Storage. Having Storage Asset Management come through in such an impressive way truly validates everything we are doing for charitable giving. We thank SAM for joining our effort and look forward to working with them for many years to come.”
Charity Storage is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit recognized as tax exempt by the IRS. Federal Tax ID# 45-3253579. For more information, visit charitystorage.org or E-mail info(at)charitystorage(dot)org.