There is a moment in the movie Jerry Maguire when Bob Sugar thinks he is talking to Frank Cushman (the No. 1 pick in the draft) when it is actually Jerry Maguire when he tells him that he is swimming with the big boys; that he’s gone global—worldwide. While it is entirely possible for a professional athlete to have that kind of influence quickly, it is a little bit harder for a business.
However, there are some companies, like A-1 Self Storage, that works diligently at it and has succeeded in expanding its reach across the globe while only doing business in the state of California.
For example, on Wednesday, January 30, the company announced its continued commitment to Serving Hands International. SHI is a non-for-profit organization that works primarily in northern Mexico to help those less fortunate become more self-sufficient by helping them with educational opportunities as well as in obtaining basic necessities like food, clothing, shelter, and medical help among many other things.
“With more than 30 years of successful operations, Serving Hands International continues to modestly meet the needs of our neighbors.” said Brian Caster, President and CEO of A-1 Self Storage. “We at A-1 Self Storage are proud to support them in their noble endeavors.”
What makes this relationship unique is not the longevity of it, but the connection to the company. The parents of Brian Caster, President and CEO of A-1 Self Storage, started the SHI over 30 years ago!
In that time through the charity they have helped people in countries all over the world such as the Philippines, Peru, Tanzania, Zambia, Uganda, and India.
A-1 Self Storage reaches out around the world in more ways than just via SHI. They also support other international organizations like Catholic Near East Welfare Association, Catholic Relief Services, Doctors Without Borders, Helps International, Plant with Purpose/Florestra International, Reaching Out to Christ’s Kids Ministries, Water for Sudan, and World Vision.
The company last made a donation to Catholic Relief Services in July of last year. CRS works to make sure that people in remote, underserved parts of the world are able to get some of the basic necessities of life.
“A-1 Self Storage is proud to support Catholic Relief Services” said Caster. “They work hand in hand with the community to fight disease and poverty while nurturing peaceful and just societies. They work for the good of those they serve.”
“A-1 Self Storage Proudly Supports Serving Hands International!” PRLog; 30 January 2013.
“A-1 Self Storage Proudly Supports Catholic Relief Services!” PRLog; 13 July 2012.
Community Involvement; A-1 Self Storage.