The Texas Self Storage Association (TSSA) recently donated $70,000 to the Shriners Hospitals for Children in Galveston, Texas. The money was raised last year during various events, including the association’s annual convention in October. After 12 years of fundraising, the TSSA’s goal is to surpass the historical $500,000 mark this year, according to a press release.
A group representing TSSA presented the check to the hospital’s board of governors on Jan. 28., following a tour of the facility. “Having the opportunity to see how much good is done with the money donated has doubled my resolve to continue supporting the Shriners Hospitals for Children in Galveston,” said Mark A. Skeans, TSSA president.
The hospital has been a pioneer in burn-care advancements since the 1960s, including skin grafting and the development of engineered skin. Care is provided without regard to race, color, creed, sex, sect, disability, national origin or ability to pay.
The TSSA fundraising committee is currently making plans for 2013 fundraisers, which will culminate at the association’s annual convention on Oct. 27-29.
Established in 1986, the TSSA is a nonprofit trade association dedicated to enhancing the quality of the self-storage industry in Texas. The association provides opportunities for members to increase their knowledge of the self-storage industry through education, research, discussion and exchange of information.