California self-storage operator A-1 Self Storage recently donated money to Noah Homes, a Spring Valley, Calif., nonprofit that provides residential homes and services for adults with development disabilities. Started in 1983, Noah Homes operates eight homes on 11 acres on the outskirts of San Diego. There are currently 65 men and women in residence.
One of the organization’s goals is to maximize each resident’s independence by encouraging self-determination within a nurturing environment. The residents work in the community in a variety of roles including positions in restaurants, book stores and department stores, and in landscaping and janitorial. Noah Homes also encourages participation in sports, the Special Olympics, and entertainment activities such as bowling and ice-skating.
A-1 Self Storage has 17 locations in the San Diego County area and more than 40 locations statewide. It is the self-storage division of the Caster Cos., a third-generation, family-owned company headquartered in Southern California since 1959. Caster Cos. develops and manages A-1 Self Storage, A-1 Car Storage and other commercial properties in California. Its portfolio includes more than 4 million square feet of real estate.