One of the keys to success for any charitable organization is finding a niche to fill—then the financing to make a difference. Once such charity has reached out to the self-storage industry to help wounded active-duty warriors in transition.
Wounded Warrior Outdoors Inc. (WWO), a non-profit organization that provides therapeutic outdoor excursions to wounded U.S. and Canadian soldiers, will host a special one-hour event at the Inside Self-Storage World Expo in Las Vegas on March 14 at 2 p.m. WWO founder Ron Raboud will talk about WWO’s mission and how operators can support the organization. He’ll also share stories of how WWO has positively impacted the lives of wounded vets in transition. Raboud is the CEO of The Rabco Corp., which provides pre-engineered metal buildings for the self-storage industry.
WWO recently launched a fundraising campaign, One for the Troops, which encourages self-storage operators nationwide to donate the rental proceeds from just one of their units to WWO. Operators can commit to a single month or make it an ongoing donation and can choose any size unit―even their smallest donation is a big help.
This ISS Expo special event is included with the standard Education Package, which also includes access to four comprehensive education tracks, two days in the exhibit hall and other networking events.
Attendees can also take advantage of discount room rates through Feb. 15 by calling 1.800.HARRAHS and mentioning the expo.
Details about the industry’s largest conference and tradeshow can be found at www.insideselfstorageworldexpo.com. Registration can be completed online or by calling 800.230.2311.