Great Value Storage (GVS), a self-storage operator with 46 facilities in six states, partnered with Charity Storage, a nonprofit organization that raises money for charities through self-storage auctions, to host an online auction on Dec. 12. The event benefited several charities including the American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The auctioned units were from the operator’s Houston property at 8320 Alabonson Road. Participants were able to place bids until the auction closed at 2 p.m. CST. Sold items included a dresser, kitchen table, kitchenware, microfiber couches and a mini fridge, according to a GVS press release.
“The decision to donate our most valuable abandoned units to charity reiterates the holiday spirit of giving,” said Natasha Orona, Great Value’s regional manager for the Houston area.
Charity Storage has distributed more than $140,000 to various organizations since its inception, according to the release. “It is an honor to join forces [with Charity Storage] to give back to the community,” said Randy Weissman, vice president of operations for Great Value.
GVS is a family-owned business that owns and operates storage facilities in Indiana, Missouri, Nevada, Ohio, Tennessee and Texas. The company’s portfolio encompasses more than 2.9 million square feet of storage space in 22,000 units. GVS is a wholly owned and operated subsidiary of World Class Capital Group LLC, a national real estate investment firm based in Austin, Texas. The company’s portfolio includes investments in industrial, land, multi-family, office, retail and self-storage.