This month, Access Self Storage, a self-storage operator in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, donated 30 bags containing hundreds of clothing items to Soul's Harbor, a local homeless shelter. The donation resulted from two sources: a clothing drive held around Christmas, and unsold clothing items from a garage-sale fundraiser for the Chapel Choir of the First Baptist Church of Dallas.
Soul's Harbor's occupants support themselves and their temporary home while undergoing treatment programs for alcohol and substance abuse. At the end of a six-week combination of programs, occupants stay for an additional four weeks rent-free to begin saving for a permanent home. The shelter has been open for more than 50 years.
“We love what they’re doing,” said facility owner Doug Hunt. “It’s not just shelter; it’s a place that gives people their life back. We’re going to keep doing what we can to help.”
Access Self Storage and Truck Rental has six locations. The operation's website features a "Community" tab, which highlights contests, events and outreach.