Troy Downing, CEO of AC Self Storage Solutions LLC, has joined the board for Charity Storage, a not-for-profit foundation that raises money for charitable causes. Downing has been a long-time supporter, funder, advisor and volunteer for many charitable organizations, supporting U.S. veterans, education and medical research, according to an AC Self Storage press release. He’s also a volunteer and supporter of the Warriors & Quiet Waters Foundation (WQW), a Montana-based charity that offers therapeutic recreational programs for injured U.S. veterans.
“I am honored Charity Storage has reached out to me to fill a seat on their board,” Downing said. “This is a great organization with a great idea that helps so many other worthy organizations raise funds to support their charitable work. This is good for the community, good for the storage operators who partner with Charity Storage, and an easy step in our efforts to make the world a better place.”
Created by Lance Watkins, founder of the self-storage auction site StorageTreasures.com, Charity Storage donates the proceeds from self-storage lien sales to local and national charities. Participating storage operators dedicate a storage unit from inventory as a collection point for donated goods. Departing and current tenants, auction buyers, and local residents and businesses can donate items to the Charity Storage unit and receive a tax-deductible receipt.
When the storage facility holds a public auction, the unit is sold alongside tenant-delinquent units, and the money generated is allocated to local and national organizations including Kure It Cancer Research, a nonprofit dedicated to funding kidney and other cancer research. AC Self Storage recently launched a program at all 11 of its facilities through which funds will be donated to Kure It and WQW.
Additional organizations supported by Charity Storage include Child Abuse Prevention Center, Coachella Valley Rescue Mission, Ocean Institute, RePets Animal Rescue, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, The Maddie James Foundation and many more.
AC Self Storage Solutions has offices in Carlsbad and Newport Beach, Calif., and operates facilities in California, Colorado, Nevada, Tennessee and Texas.