Firehouse Self Storage in Loveland, Colo., last month hosted a “Christmas in July” toy-collection drive to benefit underprivileged children in the community. The toys will be distributed to children on their birthday who might not otherwise receive a gift on that day, according to the Firehouse website.
In addition, the storage operator will host its annual “Hoodies for the Homeless” drive in September, and collect toys during the winter holidays for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots campaign. Other annual charity events include an Easter egg hunt each spring and a garage sale in June.
“Our belief as a family-owned company is that we are here for our community first and foremost,” said CEO Christopher Burton.
A second Firehouse facility is under development in in Longmont, Colo. It will resemble a 1900s firehouse and carry the theme throughout. Burton and his wife, Barbi, decided on the firehouse theme several years ago after learning the Larimer County Search and Rescue (LCSAR) team was in need of cash. Barbi suggested rebranding their existing facility as well as donating money each month to LCSAR, a nonprofit search and rescue resource for Larimer County, Colo. The Burtons continue to offer a percentage of revenue from every storage rental to the organization. They also offer rental discounts to firefighters, military personnel, police officers and senior citizens.
“Through our floods and fires, our first responders are there to stand by those in need. We are here to remember the 145 Colorado firemen who have lost their lives in the line of duty along with the 343 lives lost in 9/11,” Burton said.
Firehouse Self Storage offers a variety of self-storage unit sizes as well as vehicle parking. A portion of the welcoming center at the Loveland facility includes a firefighter memorial exhibit.
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