Access Self Storage, which operates six facilities in Texas, recently donated two vacation certificates to the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce to be raffled at its annual gala and raise money for the organization. The certificates, raffled as a pair, are each good for seven days and six nights for two people at the Green Iguana Hotel on St. Thomas, one of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Travel accommodations aren’t included.
Chamber member Baylyne Blan of Lancaster Health & Rehab won the prize, valued at $7,000. The gala raised $3,900, according to an Access Self Storage press release.
“We are very fortunate to have access to a beautiful spot in St. Thomas that we are eager to share with our neighbors,” said Doug Hunt, who co-owns Access Self Storage with his brother, David Hunt. “The goal was to bring in some more money for the chamber this year. We wanted to help.”
The Hunts are no strangers to raising money for a good cause. As chairs of the Texas Self Storage Association’s fundraising committee, the pair have been responsible for raising more than $500,000 dollars for the Shriners Hospitals for Children in Galveston, Texas. The storage owners also recently gave each of its managers $100 to donate to someone in need during the holidays.
Access Self Storage has facilities in East Dallas, Garland, Lancaster, Oak Cliff, Pleasant Grove and Red Oak, Texas. The company has a corporate responsibility program through which it regularly contributes to local causes. According to the company website, each Access facility sponsors events throughout the year designed to support and encourage education, volunteerism and charitable giving.
From left: Doug Hunt, Baylyne Blan and David Hunt