Access Self Storage in Dallas was honored Sept. 30 with a Humanitarian Award by the Metropolitan Dream Center of Dallas for the company’s commitment to the homeless community. The self-storage operator received the award at the Metropolitan Dream Center’s annual musical.
For the past five years, Access Self Storage has donated storage space to the Center to house clothing, food and other supplies as well as advertising the Center’s annual Harvest Fest. “It’s always what we want to do—help people in need in our communities,” said owner Doug Hunt. Access Self Storage’s ongoing commitment to helping others has already garnered recognition and numerous awards from organizations across the city. “We really love how hard the ladies at the Dream Center work at a job that never ends and is done often without thanks,” Hunt said.
The Metropolitan Dream Center is a faith-based, non-profit organization with nearly 20 years of experience aiding the homeless and less fortunate. By partnering with local churches, the Center is able to provide necessities like food, clothing and transportation to an average of 150 indigent citizens each month.
That number swells each year at the Center’s annual Harvest Fest, an event designed to capitalize on the generosity of the Center’s donors and volunteers and to reach as many needy individuals as possible. At this year’s Harvest Fest, scheduled for Nov. 12, the Center hopes to pass last year’s record of 2,000 people helped.
Access Self Storage has six locations in the Dallas area. The operation's website features a "community" tab, which highlights contests, events and outreach.