AC Self Storage Solutions LLC, an owner, operator and manager of self-storage properties, is supporting cancer research and wounded veterans by teaming up with Charity Storage, a nonprofit organization that raises money for charities through self-storage auctions. The company will launch a program at all 11 of its facilities through which funds will be donated to Kure It, a nonprofit dedicated to funding kidney and other cancer research, and the Warriors and Quiet Waters Foundation, which offers outdoor recreational activities such as fly fishing as therapy for injured U.S. veterans.
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.
Troy Downing, CEO of AC Self Storage Solutions, has been a long-time supporter, volunteer, donator and adviser to the Quiet Waters Foundation. “As a two-time veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, I have a special connection to many of our American heroes who pass through this program,” Downing said. “I have seen incredible positive changes in the service men and women whom we have had the honor to serve.”
AC Self Storage Solutions has offices in Carlsbad and Newport Beach, Calif., and operates facilities in California, Colorado, Nevada, Tennessee and Texas.