After our post yesterday we found an article posted by Inside Self Storage about Westy Self Storage and their efforts to collect donations to assist with the oil spill cleanup in the gulf. Westy Self Storage consists of 16 self storage facilities, scattered among New Jersey, Connecticut and New York, all of which are accepting donations.
Westy will also provide temporary storage for the collected items, until they can be shipped down to the gulf. The New Jersey Warehousemen and Movers Association has volunteered their services, to transport the donated items to the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary. The 38-year-old Sanctuary is the largest non-profit wild bird hospital in the United States. The doctors and volunteers are dedicated to the rescue, repair, and rehabilitation of wild birds, ensuring their return to the wild. From there the donated items will be distributed along to cost.
A few of the items that Westy is asking to be donated include towels, bottled water, detergent, paper towels, toilet paper and trash bags. Donations are being collected during normal office hours, weekdays 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“As the situation progresses, it has become quite apparent that the residual effects can be devastating,” said Joe Schweyer, District Director of Westy Self Storage, Stamford. “Together with The Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary, I am confident we can make a difference. Even the smallest of donations will go a long way in helping to rescue and rehabilitate wild life as well as coastal cleanup.”
We are impressed by the example set by Westy and we are excited to hear about what your self storage facility is doing to help out the situation in the gulf.
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