Members of the Texas Self Storage Association (TSSA) raised more than $150,000 through various charity events in 2015 for Shriners Hospitals for Children in Galveston, Texas. This is the largest contribution TSSA has made since it began supporting the hospital 15 years ago, according to a press release. To date, the association has raised more than $850,000 in support of the hospital’s work to help burn victims and their families.
TSSA Fundraising Committee Co-Chairs David and Doug Hunt presented the hospital with a check for $152,364 on Jan. 25. Additional attendees of the event included:
- TSSA Board Member Bill Bellomy, principal of Bellomy & Co.
- Cindy Bellomy of Regal Storage in Lake Jackson, Texas
- Ted Culbreth, vice president of sales and marketing of SBS Construction
- Megan Gilbert, property manager of Amazing Spaces Storage Centers in The Woodlands
- Paul Glover, volunteer president and vice president of Storage Choice
- Jerry Hendrix, owner of Cubby Hole Texas Storage in Hallsville, Texas
- Donna Hunt of OMC Gate Service Inc.
- Trena Hunt of OMC Gate Service Inc.
- Kelsey Morrill, director of marketing for Amazing Spaces Storage Centers
- TSSA Immediate Past President Amy Nolan
- Pat Nolan, owner of The Storage Place
- Ann Parham, CEO of The Parham Group
- TSSA Executive Director Ginny Sutton
The group toured the hospital, including treatment areas and labs, and were introduced to doctors, nurses and burn-treatment researchers.
“When you see the way the hospital approaches care, treating the whole child, both body and mind, with the goal of returning their life to normalcy, you can’t help but be profoundly affected,” Doug Hunt said.
The Hunt Brothers have already set their sights on next year’s fundraising, with the goal of reaching the $1 million mark in total funds raised. “I definitely think it’s within our reach. TSSA members are incredibly generous and this is such a worthy cause. It’s an honor to raise funds for this hospital,” Doug Hunt said.
The TSSA Fundraising Committee is making plans for its next campaign, which will largely be executed at the association’s 2016 conference. The event is scheduled for Oct. 9-11 in The Woodlands.
Established in 1986, the TSSA is a nonprofit trade association dedicated to enhancing the quality of the self-storage industry in Texas. The association provides opportunities for members to increase their knowledge of the self-storage industry through education, research, discussion and exchange of information.
Shriners Hospitals for Children includes 22 hospitals in Canada, Mexico and the United States, providing advanced care for children with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate.