Update 8/27/14 – SpareFoot, an online marketplace for the self-storage industry, has added an informational blog to Militarystorage.com, its website designed to help members of the military find storage.
"The goal of The Military Storage Station blog is to offer tips and insights for military families who are going through a transition, such as a permanent change of station,” said John Egan, SpareFoot’s editor-in-chief. “The blog will provide information that can help make these transitions smoother."
Blog topics will cover self-storage, moving, home organization, households and military life, SpareFoot officials said.
3/18/14 – SpareFoot, an online marketplace for the self-storage industry, has launched a website designed to help members of the military find storage. Militarystorage.com will also benefit the National Military Family Association (NMFA), a nonprofit that provides programs for military families.
SpareFoot is working with self-storage facilities nationwide to secure discounted rental rates for active-duty and retired military members, company representatives said in a press release. Available discounts are listed on the new website. In addition, for every reservation made on the website that results in a move-in, SpareFoot will donate $1 to the NMFA.
"SpareFoot honors the brave men and women who serve our country. That's why we're committed to making the self-storage experience quick and painless for our military personnel and their families,” said Chuck Gordon, co-founder and CEO of SpareFoot. “We want to help protect the belongings of military men and women who are protecting our freedom.”
"The National Military Family Association is pleased to partner with SpareFoot to help members of the military and their families find self-storage," said Joyce Wessel Raezer, the association's executive director. "We're even more pleased that SpareFoot is generously donating money produced by SpareFoot Military Storage to boost our military-spouse scholarship program, our Operation Purple camps for military children, and our other programs and services."
Founded in 2008, SpareFoot.com helps consumers find and reserve self-storage units, with comparison shopping tools that show real-time availability and exclusive deals. With a network of more than 7,000 storage facilities ranging from mom-and-pop operations to real estate investment trusts, the company reaches prospective storage renters though partnerships with brands including SelfStorage.com, Apartments.com and Penske Truck Rental.
Based in Alexandria, Va., NMFA provides families of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard and Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration with information and a variety of programs. The organization has been in service for 44 years.