SpareFoot, an online marketplace for the self-storage industry, has established the SpareFoot Storage Industry Disaster Relief Fund to help victims of the recent tornadoes in the South and Midwest as well as assist victims of future disasters. The company is inviting self-storage operators, vendors and other professionals to contribute. Donations can be made through the Sparefoot page at fundraising website Crowdrise.com. All proceeds will go directly to the American Red Cross.
“The recent tornadoes devastated so many communities in the South and Midwest. Storage facilities that are part of our network operate in many of these communities,” said SpareFoot CEO Chuck Gordon. “We thought the best way SpareFoot could help would be to set up this fund for the storage industry to pool money and collectively show the industry cares about victims of these tornadoes and future disasters.”
Based in Austin, Texas, and founded in 2008, SpareFoot helps consumers find and reserve self-storage units, with comparison shopping tools that show real-time availability and exclusive deals. With a network of more than 7,000 storage facilities ranging from mom-and-pop operations to real estate investment trusts, the company reaches prospective storage renters though partnerships with brands including SelfStorage.com, Apartments.com and Penske Truck Rental.