Compass Self Storage, a member of the Amsdell family of companies, has raised more than $50,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to fight and treat blood cancers. The company was recognized as the top fundraiser at this year's LLS Leukemia Cup Regatta, a series of sailing events held at yacht clubs across North America.
The Compass campaign represented a team effort that included staff from its corporate office and self-storage facilities as well business partners. "Employee involvement in our fundraising efforts has always been a part of the fabric of our company culture," said Todd Amsdell, president.
The company hosted several benefits throughout the year, and also collected donations from customers and partners. Amsdell has been involved in fundraising efforts for the LLS Northern Ohio Chapter for two decades, raising more than $250,000 to date. This year's donations were its largest. Compass will continue its efforts next year, with the goal of beating the 2016 total, according to a company press release.
Donations to LLS fund advocacy, patient support and research. LLS is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. Its mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma as well as improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
Headquartered in Cleveland, the Amsdell Cos. draws its roots from the family-owned construction company founded in 1928. Since its inception, the company has been active in several billions of dollars of real estate ventures, with a primary focus on self-storage. It has owned and operated more than 500 storage centers under various trade names in more than 27 states. It currently owns and operates properties in Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas.