The heart of the self storage industry is something that is never under question. Every year facilities around the nation get involved in a number of different charity events from toy drives to supporting local youth sports teams to donating storage space to shelters. At the Inside Self Storage World Expo one charity will look to establish an even closer link to the self storage industry then it already has.
Wounded Warrior Outdoors, Inc. (WWO) has been added to the agenda at the Inside Self Storage World Expo. Time has been allotted to representatives from WWO to make a one hour presentation to those who are in attendance. What they will basically do is make a presentation over who they are and what their program does as well as share a couple stories about some individuals that they have helped.
A major part of the presentation for the WWO will be on a program that they have recently started up to try and give the self storage industry a chance to be a part of a great cause called the One for the Troops campaign. Self storage facilities that choose to be a part of it can pledge to donate the proceeds from one unit to help fund the program’s work. The size of the unit and the duration of the donation are completely up to the facility.
This event has been included in with the Education package of the Inside Self Storage World Expo.
What the WWO does is take American and/or Canadian soldiers that have been wounded in combat and bring them on hunting or fishing trips that they may have enjoyed before getting injured and has a hard time doing now that they have. So far they have been going to places in Princeton, British Columbia, Chassahowitzka Island Lodge in Florida , the Black Bear Inn in Ketchikan, Alaska, and the Record Buck Ranch in Utopia, Texas.
The founder of WWO is Ron Raboud, the CEO of Rabco Corporation. For the last 20+ years he has been making pre-engineered metal buildings for the self storage industry. In 2009 he and some friends wanted to do something for local youth and started taking some on their annual trip to Princeton, British Columbia. When they decided they could do the same for a wounded veteran the idea for Wounded Warriors Outdoors was born,
“New Event Added to Inside Self-Storage World Expo, Operators Support Wounded Warriors.” Inside Self Storage; 27 January 2011.
“Self Storage Industry Gives Back to Wounded Veterans.”Self Storage Industry News; 18 January 2011.