Westy Self Storage, like many self storage companies, does what it can to help the community so when one facility was approached by someone looking to do the same the company was glad to lend a hand.
That someone was a young man by the name of Brendan Leddy, a member of Boy Scout Troop #120 based out of Norwood, New Jersey. Brendan is in the process of working on becoming an Eagle Scout, the highest achievement in the Boy Scouts. Part of the process is completing a service project, but in order for him to do so he needed some help.
Brendan decided to have a book drive so he could collect books to donate to the Worldwide Book Drive (WBD), an organization that collects second hand reading material and distributes what it collects to those in need all over the world.
His hope was to collect 1,200 books which he has and then some. So far he has over 8,000!
That’s a lot of books, and a lot of space is going to be needed in order to store them prior to delivery—which is where Westy Self Storage comes in. The facility in Norwood is donating a self storage to him free of charge for the next month along with boxes for Brendan to pack the books up in.
When asked about the help Westy Self Storage gave him he had this to say to NorthJersey.com:
“Westy has helped me solve a major issue. I originally thought I could store the books in my parent’s garage until we were ready to deliver them, however, I did not realize the overwhelming response I would get with my collections,” said Leddy. “I am thankful to Westy Self Storage for their generous donation.”
This is not the first time that a Westy Self Storage facility assisted a young man working on his Eagle Scout service project. The Wilton, Connecticut, facility donated the uses of a self storage unit for three months to Ramamurthy Siripuram for his project. He collected used bicycles, repaired the ones that needed to be fixed, and donated them to local charities and kids in need.
Giving back to the community is nothing new to Westy Self Storage. The facilities under the company’s umbrella have a history of giving back to the community.
In June the facility in Norwalk helped the Needs Clearing House collect bedding from local area hotels by giving the organization a place to store the 14,000 sets of sheets that were collected till they could be distributed to the right charities.