Pictured left to right: Regional Manager of My Neighborhood Storage Center Mark Poole, Program Director of BASE Camp Cindy Whitaker, President and Founder of BASE Camp Terri Jones, Storage Manager of My Neighborhood Storage Center – Lake Brantley Yessica Pizzarello
My Neighborhood Storage Center will be giving back to Central Florida in a big way. We have recently partnered with BASE Camp Children’s Cancer Foundation; a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing year-round support for children and families who are facing the challenge of living with cancer and other life-threatening hematological illnesses.
Tenants, auction buyers, local residents and businesses can donate items to our Charity Storage Unit and receive a tax deductible receipt. Proceeds from the sale of this publicly auctioned unit will benefit the BASE Camp Foundation.
To kick start this fundraising effort, we will be having a “DE clutter – DE feat Cancer Day” at our Lake Brantley facility located at 2800 State Rd. 434 in Longwood FL. The event takes place on Saturday, November 15th starting at 10AM. Tenants and members of the community are asked to donate items for the charity unit. Those who stop by and drop off a donated item will receive a free hotdog, chips, soda and an entry in the raffle to win a $100 gift card.
It’s hard to imagine that it’s already summertime which means the start of Hurricane Season. The 2014 Atlantic Hurricane season officially began on Sunday, June 1 and spans all of summer and most of fall, ending November 30th. The National Hurricane Center stresses the importance of early preparation for the months preceding June – November. Throughout the summer Florida experiences more prevalent activity for tropical storms and hurricanes. My Neighborhood Storage Center encourages everyone to take the necessary precaution to ensure that you and your family and belongings remain safe in the event of a natural disaster.
Outlined below are some basic hurricane safety actions from The National Hurricane Center:
• Know if you live in an evacuation area. Know your home’s vulnerability to storm surge, flooding and wind. Have a written plan based on this knowledge.
• At the beginning of hurricane season, check the supplies for your disaster supply kit, replace batteries and use food stocks on a rotating basis.
• During hurricane season, monitor the tropics.
• Monitor NOAA Weather Radio. It is an excellent / official source for real-time weather information and warnings.
• If a storm threatens, heed the advice from local authorities. Evacuate if ordered.
• Execute your family plan
For those of you with storage units, we encourage you to contact the office manager to ensure that your items are properly insured for natural disasters. They will provide you with more information about coverage options. Remember, start planning early and please feel free to call us at anytime should you have questions on how My Neighborhood Storage Center might be able to assist you throughout the hurricane season.