In an excellent show of philanthropy and kindness, the Texas Self Storage Association donated $112, 818 to the Shriners Children Hospital in Galveston. This donation topped the its previous contribution to the organization. Over the past 14 years, the Texas Self Storage Association has raised over $600, 000 in charitable donations for the hospital and has been recognized by the board’s for its overwhelming positive support.
David Hunt and Doug Hunt, co-chairs of the TSSA Fundraising Committee, in a visit with the Shriners Children Hospital’s Board of Governor’s explained that the Make a Difference Campaign allows members of to solicit donations to increase awareness of the project to their customer base. Other attendees of the presentation include Amy Nolan, President of the TSSA Board; Paul Glover, Vice President; Mark Skeans, Past President of the TSSA Board; Larry Easley, Storage Management Group; Megan and Cody Fuentes, Daughtry Properties; Donna Hunt, Access Self Storage; Trena Hunt, OMC Gate Service.
According to David Hunt, , “Each year that we’re able to tour the hospital, gives us an insight into the work done at the hospital, and it is absolutely amazing. The advancements in the technology is an eye-opener but the best part is seeing up-close the dedication of the caregivers to the patients. It’s a phenomenal experience.”
Despite this huge success in the funds that were just raised, the TSSA is already making plans to raise even more in its upcoming campaign. Its annual conference is slated for September 27 – 29 in San Antonio, Texas and this is where the announcement of the campaign will take place.
Founded in 1986, the Texas Self Storage Association is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to improving the quality of the self storage industry and offers various opportunities to its members that enhance their knowledge of the industry through research and education.
According to the Shriners Hospital website, its mission is to:
• Provide the highest quality care to children with neuromusculoskeletal conditions, burn injuries and other special healthcare needs within a compassionate, family-centered and collaborative care environment.
• Provide for the education of physicians and other healthcare professionals.
• Conduct research to discover new knowledge that improves the quality of care and quality of life of children and families.