Self-storage operators in New Jersey and New York have stepped forward to help home and business owners affected last week by Hurricane Sandy.
Manhattan Mini Storage, which has 17 facilities in New York City, responded to the devastation in downtown Manhattan by setting up an emergency hotline to help businesses or residents who’ve been displaced by the storm. In addition, the company is offering free packing boxes and self-storage space to anyone who has been directly impacted.
“As a homegrown, family-operated company, we make helping our neighbors in need a priority,” said Gary DeBode, CEO of Edison Properties, Manhattan Mini Storage’s parent company. “It’s a company mandate and, frankly, what every good New York company we know would do.”
Storage Post Self Storage is also involved in the recovery efforts. The company has 16 facilities in the areas impacted by Hurricane Sandy, and has reopened most of its facilities despite minor wind and water damage. Storage Post updates its website regularly to provide real-time information on the status of its stores and communicates frequently with its customers.
"Our thoughts are with our customers, friends, employees and families in New York and New Jersey. This was a devastating storm, and we are encouraging everyone to remain safe and follow the instructions provided by city and state officials," said Bill Miller, vice president of sales and marketing for Storage Post. "Our deepest sympathy is extended to those who lost homes and loved ones."
Headquartered in Atlanta, Storage Post also operates several facilities in the South.
In addition to Manhattan Mini Storage, Edison Properties’ affiliated companies include Edison ParkFast, The Ludlow, Workspace offices and the Hippodrome.