ATLANTA, Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- From November through December 2012, Storage Post Self Storage took an active role in assisting New York and New Jersey's victims of Storm Sandy by participating in local coat drives. The company was able to collect over 900 gently-used coats for people affected by the storm and for those in need of protection from winter weather.
Both Jersey Cares and New York Cares host an annual coat drive to collect coats of all sizes for men, women and children in need. Every Storage Post New York and New Jersey location was turned into a coat collection site with exterior marketing and special donation boxes in each office.
"We were eager to assist with the coat drives again this year after such a successful collection in 2011. Storm Sandy motivated us all the more because we knew so many people – customers, employees, family members – who had suffered damage and were not ready for the cold weather," said Jack Chaney, Storage Post chief operating officer. "We hope all of the coats donated and distributed by Jersey Cares and New York Cares truly help people get through the winter."
In addition to collecting coats at its locations, Storage Post also operated as a drop-off hub for local groups needing a delivery service. The company offered a complimentary Storage Post truck and driver to help groups deliver their donations to the Jersey Cares and New York Cares warehouses. By the end of December, Storage Post had delivered nearly 2,000 coats combined from both group drop-offs and in-store collections.
Storage Post has a reputation for joining charitable initiatives and participating in community efforts. Groups across New York helped New York Cares reach a record-breaking 2012 collection total, with more than 120,000 coats donated and distributed – an increase of more than 40,000 coats from last year's numbers. Jersey Cares also collected thousands of coats to warm individuals and families across New Jersey.
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