Westy Self Storage in Wilton, Conn., recently donated the use of its grand lobby for the Housatonic Habitat for Humanity volunteer-recognition dinner during which 45 volunteers were honored for their hours of service. Based in Danbury, Conn., and serving 16 local towns, Habitat provides home-ownership opportunities to families with limited incomes.
Although it has two full-time and two part-time employees, the nonprofit organization relies on a core of more than 140 volunteers who assist with construction and office work and help run the groups ReStore thrift-type home-improvement outlet. Some volunteers also serve on committees and the board of directors. Together, the volunteers have built 22 homes in the greater Danbury area this year and will complete an additional five homes by early 2014.
“We are so grateful to Westy Self Storage for hosting our event,” said Fran Normann, affiliate director of Housatonic Habitat for Humanity. “Without their generosity, we would not have been able to acknowledge our volunteers with such a special evening. We are thankful for the team at Westy, as their attention to detail and dedication helped make this event a huge success. Westy Self Storage has been a supporter of our mission for three years and is an important partner.”
“It is our pleasure to lend a helping hand to Housatonic Habitat for Humanity,” said Joe Schweyer, district director of Westy Self Storage's Wilton location. “They provide such a compassionate service to others. It was our privilege to extent our lobby to a group that benefits so many in need.”
Founded in 1990, Westy Self Storage is headquartered in Stamford, Conn. The company's portfolio of facilities spans the tri-state area of Connecticut, New Jersey and New York.