Not too many businesses allow their employees to dedicate at least eight working hours each month to community service. But Storage Village, a leading self storage business in Maryland and Virginia, does and they have done remarkable things. And that is one indication of the level of dedication to supporting the neighborhoods where their facilities are located.
For Thanksgiving last week, Storage Village donated over 307 pounds of food and fed Thanksgiving dinner to 103 families. Their employees donated some food items in addition to what they had collected from other generous people.
“Storage Village Self Storage is proud to have made a difference for those in need of help this month. I hope you will join our effort to feed those who need help in December!” said L. Goldberg, President.
Storage Village actively fights hunger by sponsoring a year round food drive at each of its six business facilities. And, when new tenants move in, their first month’s rent cost only $1 if they donate at least three canned goods. Monthly, the manager delivers the food to a nearby food bank.
Feeding the hungry is just one of the many ways that Storage Village demonstrates its dedication to community service. They also participate in other activities. During December, they will be collecting unwrapped toys for the Toys for Tots program sponsored by the Marines.
Employees have also served on the board of national non-profits, worked at after school programs, and served food to the homeless. They have worked with the Western Fairfax Christian ministries, John Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, and assisted the Severna Park Assistance Network (a network of six churches that provide assistance to the needy).
Storage Village has been in business since 1988. In addition to providing premium services and superior facilities, providing community service is one of the company’s core values. The philosophy behind this is that when their upper management sees their employees enthusiastic about helping members of their community, they know that the employees will be passionate about helping the customers who rent from Storage Village.
Newly hired employees are provided extensive training in their responsibilities, professionalism and customer service. Customer testimonials attest to the knowledge, service, exceptional help, professionalism, and friendliness of the employees.
“Storage Village Feeds Our Community.” PR.com; 27 November 2011.