According to an old saying, it takes a village to raise a child. What this is saying that is that it is not just the parent’s responsibility to make sure kids grow up right, but that it is more of a collective effort. If they see bad examples in society they can get the wrong idea, but if people live right that is what kids will learn.
The same concept of a collective effort applies to more than just raising children. It applies to helping our fellow man as well. If a few look to do everything to help the needy there will be a lot that does not get done. However, should many people get involved than all that will be needed is for people to do a little.
Storage Post Self Storage has a reputation for getting involved with the community, and recently it did so again when it was approached to help the United Way to help with the Rockland Hunger Action Coalition’s September food drive.
“When United Way approached us and informed us of the cause and Hunger Action Month, we wanted to help immediately,” said Mohammad Sadqeen, Storage Post’s district manager in the area. “They needed storage boxes to hold donated food and we were able to quickly provide them from our full-service merchandise centers.”
This time it may have just been boxes, but Storage Post Self Storage has made it a practice to be involved in community affairs whenever possible.
For example, the company has been actively been involved in a pair of coat drives the last few years each winter, Jersey Cares and New York Cares. The purpose of each is to collect as many coats as possible to help those that can’t afford one stay warm when the weather turns cold.
“We were eager to assist with the coat drives again this year after such a successful collection in 2011. Storm Sandy motivated us all the more because we knew so many people – customers, employees, family members – who had suffered damage and were not ready for the cold weather,” said Jack Chaney, Storage Post chief operating officer. “We hope all of the coats donated and distributed by Jersey Cares and New York Cares truly help people get through the winter.”
The company was quick to pitch in after super storm Sandy passed through as well:
“Our thoughts are with our customers, friends, employees and families in New York and New Jersey. This was a devastating storm, and we are encouraging everyone to remain safe and follow the instructions provided by city and state officials,” said Storage Post Vice President of Sales and Marketing Bill Miller. “Our deepest sympathy is extended to those who lost homes and loved ones.”
“Storage Post Donates Storage Boxes to Local Food Drive in Rockland, New York.” PRNewswire; 24 September 2013.
“Storage Post Collects Hundreds of Coats in New York and New Jersey Coat Drives.” PRNewswire; 19 February 2013.
“Storage Post Self Storage Ready to Assist Those Affected by Storm Sandy.” PRNewswire; 02 November 2012.