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  • Monday, April 02, 2012 12:13 PM | CSSSA Admin (Administrator)

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    A-1 Self Storage Proudly Supports Grossmont Hospital Foundation’s Homes for Hospice!

    San Diego, CA – March 30, 2012 – A-1 Self Storage, the premier provider of self storage in California, announced today their monetary donation to Grossmont Hospital Foundation Homes for Hospice program. Sharp Healthcare Hospice Homes offer support and hope with an alternative to nursing home placement or hospitalization. A well-equipped and multidisciplinary staff provides 24 hours a day and 7 days a week of patient care, as well as family and friends support. Patients and their guests are cared for with understanding, expertise, guidance and emotional support in the sunset of a loved one’s life.

    "Considerate, kind and encouraging support during a difficult season is a tremendous gift.” said Brian Caster, President and CEO of A-1 Self Storage. "You will receive nothing less at Grossmont Hospital Foundation’s Hospice Homes. You will meet friends who walk with you and your loved one during the most difficult of times. We gladly support the Homes for Hospice at Grossmont Hospital Foundation.”

     

    For more information, please visit: https://www.sharp.com/grossmont-foundation/programs-you-can-support.cfm

    To find a San Diego County A-1 Self Storage, please visit: http://www.a1storage.com/self_storage/San_Diego_Region/a-1_self_storage

    Or to find an A-1 Self Storage location near you, please visit:

    http://www.a1storage.com/self_storage/locations


    About A-1 Self Storage:

    A-1 Self Storage is one of the leading providers of self storage and car storage in California with 16 locations in the San Diego County area and over 40 locations statewide. A-1 is the Self Storage division of the Caster Companies, a third generation family-owned company headquartered in Southern California since 1959. The Caster Companies specializes in acquisitions, development and management of A-1 Self Storage, A-1 Car Storage and other commercial properties in California. Its Real Estate Portfolio includes over 4 million square feet in real estate properties. It is one of California’s largest independent self storage and car storage owner/operators in California.

     

    CONTACTS:

    Janelle Bongiovanni

    A-1 Self Storage

    (619) 287-8873 x 106

    press@a1storage.com

    www.a1storage.com


  • Tuesday, March 27, 2012 12:14 PM | CSSSA Admin (Administrator)
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

     

    A-1 Self Storage gives $2,000 to the FAIR Foundation for research and increasing awareness of chronic diseases.  

    San Diego, CA – March 23, 2012 – A-1 Self Storage, the premier provider of Self Storage in San Diego County, today announced their support and donation of $2,000 to the FAIR Foundation. The Fair Foundation is dedicated to raising awareness and participating in the funding of research of chronic diseases. Their mission is to establish fair and equitable distribution of research funds by our government for all diseases and change organ donor policies.

    "A-1 Self Storage is proud to support the FAIR Foundation.  We empathize with the difficulties patients and families face dealing with a chronic disease.” said Brian Caster, President and CEO of A-1 Self Storage. "At A-1 Self Storage we feel it is important to support organizations that raise awareness for chronic diseases.  We hope our support will make a difference in alleviating the discomfort of chronic diseases.”

    For more information about FAIR Foundation, please visit: www.fairfoundation.org.

    If you would like more information about our A-1 Self Storage locations, please visit:

    http://www.a1storage.com/about_a1_storage

    To find a San Diego County A-1 Self Storage, please visit: http://www.a1storage.com/self_storage/San_Diego_Region/a-1_self_storage

    About A-1 Self Storage:

    A-1 Self Storage is one of the leading providers of self storage and car storage in California with 17 locations in the San Diego County area and over 40 locations statewide. A-1 is the Self Storage division of the Caster Companies, a third generation family-owned company headquartered in Southern California since 1959. The Caster Companies specializes in acquisitions, development and management of A-1 Self Storage, A-1 Car Storage and other commercial properties in California. Its Real Estate Portfolio includes over 4 million square feet in real estate properties. It is one of California’s largest independent self storage and car storage owner/operators in California.

     

    CONTACTS:

    Janelle Bongiovanni

    A-1 Self Storage

    (619) 287-8873 x 106

    press@a1storage.com

    www.a1storage.com


  • Monday, March 12, 2012 12:15 PM | CSSSA Admin (Administrator)

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    A-1 Self Storage is a Proud Supporter of Jackalope, Inc.

    San Diego, CA– March 9, 2012– A-1 Self Storage, the premier provider of self-storage in California, announced today their monetary support of the Jackalope, Inc. 2012 Spring Charity Golf Classic in San Diego, California. The event will be held on March 16, 2012 at the Cottonwood Golf Club in El Cajon, CA. Jackalope, Inc. has operated 23 years as a non-profit charity corporation in San Diego. It began by a group of friends who enjoyed helping others as much as they enjoyed golfing. Funds donated for this event will benefit charities designated by Jackalope, Inc. whose "aim is to provide comfort, assistance and joy to as many children, families and programs as possible.”

    "A-1 Self Storage continues to take pride in supporting Jackalope, Inc. and those who benefit.” said Brian Caster, President and CEO of A-1 Self Storage. "The Golf Classic embraces the beauty of San Diego and gives supporters an excuse to be on the green all while providing support to those in need within our community. It’s a good way to spend your day.”

     

    For more information about Jackalope, Inc, please visit: http://www.jackalopeinc.org/index.html

    To find a San Diego County A-1 Self Storage, please visit: http://www.a1storage.com/self_storage/San_Diego_Region/a-1_self_storage

    About A-1 Self Storage:

    A-1 Self Storage is one of the leading providers of self storage and car storage in California with 17 locations in the San Diego County area and over 40 locations statewide. A-1 is the Self Storage division of the Caster Companies, a third generation family-owned company headquartered in Southern California since 1959. The Caster Companies specializes in acquisitions, development and management of A-1 Self Storage, A-1 Car Storage and other commercial properties in California. Its Real Estate Portfolio includes over 4 million square feet in real estate properties. It is one of California’s largest independent self storage and car storage owner/operators in California.

     

    CONTACTS:

    Janelle Bongiovanni

    A-1 Self Storage

    (619) 287-8873 x 106

    press@a1storage.com

    www.a1storage.com


  • Tuesday, March 06, 2012 11:15 AM | CSSSA Admin (Administrator)

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    CONTACT:
    Karen Jones  (949)748-5923
    karen@charitystorage.org

    ONE WEEK, FOUR STORAGE UNITS, FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS NONPROFIT LEVERAGES STORAGE AUCTIONS FOR CHARITY FUNDRAISING

    NEWPORT BEACH, CA, February 2012 – Launched in January, Charity Storage capitalizes on the popularity of reality shows like A & E's Storage Wars to benefit local and national charities. The newly launched program works by auctioning donated items and redirecting the proceeds to local and national nonprofits. Increased interest in public self storage auctions has translated into more bidders and higher selling prices at these sales, which are traditionally aimed at clearing out abandoned units. Charity Storage was developed as a way to utilize the existing process to make a difference for the community through charitable giving.

    Earlier this month, in a five day period, four charity units brought in a total of $5,025.00. Charity Storage co-founder Barry Hoeven was present at one of the facilities, as was the cast and crew of A & E's Storage Wars, which films some of its episodes at Hoeven's US Storage Centers properties. Hoeven observed, "The presence of Storage Wars celebrities and their film crew contributed to higher-than-usual bidding, as did the contents of one antique-filled unit, but this was certainly a great illustration of the impact Charity Storage can have as we implement it nationally.” Co-founder Lance Watkins of Storage Treasures encouraged involvement by self storage companies, charities, and community members, saying, "There's a benefit to everyone in this program – storage owners get more traffic at their facilities, donors have a convenient place to drop off unneeded goods, and charities can sign on as beneficiaries of the proceeds.”

    Barry Hoeven is no stranger to starting nonprofits – he is also the founder of Kure It Cancer Research, an organization he established in 2007 to fund innovative kidney cancer research. Since then, Kure It has raised over $1 million and expanded their mission to include other underfunded cancer research.

    Funds raised by Charity Storage auctions are distributed between the national Self Storage Association's Scholarship Fund, Kure It Cancer Research, and a charity chosen by the self storage facility from a list of eligible nonprofits.

    For more information, visit charitystorage.org or E-mail info@charitystorage.org

     

    About Charity Storage

    Founded by veteran self storage professionals, Charity Storage is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit recognized as tax exempt by the IRS. Federal Tax ID# 45-3253579

    About Kure It

    Kure It is a non-profit organization whose mission is to raise money for research specialists conducting innovative projects to better treat and ultimately cure kidney and other cancers. Since being founded in 2007, Kure It has raised over $1 million for research.

    About US Storage Centers

    US Storage Centers (USSC) owns, manages, and operates approximately 60 self storage locations throughout the United States.

    About Storage Treasures

    StorageTreasures.com is a storage auctioninformation portal and storage facility directorycovering the United States and Canada.

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  • Tuesday, February 21, 2012 11:16 AM | CSSSA Admin (Administrator)

    A-1 Self Storage $1,000 towards Research and Care at City of Hope in San Diego, CA.

    San Diego, CA – February 17, 2012 – A-1 Self Storage, the premier provider of self storage in California, announced today their monetary support of City of Hope. Recognized worldwide for its compassionate patient care, City of Hope utilizes innovative science and translational research, which rapidly turns laboratory breakthroughs into promising new therapies. They are one of only 40 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers nationwide and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. An independent biomedical research, treatment and education institution, City of Hope is a leader in the fight to conquer cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. On City of Hope’s park-like campus just northeast of Los Angeles, researchers advance ideas into discoveries, physicians bring emerging therapies to patients, and students learn to transform the landscape of modern medicine – all supported by the generosity of philanthropists from across the country.

    "City of Hope takes patient care seriously and is continually striving for new effective treatments through the efforts of research.” said Brian Caster, President and CEO of A-1 Self Storage. "At A-1 Self Storage, we are proud to support such an honorable organization.”


    For more information about City of Hope, please visit:  http://www.cityofhope.org

    To find a San Diego County A-1 Self Storage, please visit: http://www.a1storage.com/self_storage/San_Diego_Region/a-1_self_storage

    Or to find an A-1 Self Storage location near you, please visit:

    http://www.a1storage.com/self_storage/locations

     

    About A-1 Self Storage:

    A-1 Self Storage is one of the leading providers of self storage and car storage in California with 16 locations in the San Diego County area and over 40 locations statewide. A-1 is the Self Storage division of the Caster Companies, a third generation family-owned company headquartered in Southern California since 1959. The Caster Companies specializes in acquisitions, development and management of A-1 Self Storage, A-1 Car Storage and other commercial properties in California. Its Real Estate Portfolio includes over 4 million square feet in real estate properties. It is one of California’s largest independent self storage and car storage owner/operators in California.


    CONTACT:

    Janelle Bongiovanni

    A-1 Self Storage

    (619) 287-8873 x 106

    press@a1storage.com

    www.a1storage.com


  • Friday, February 03, 2012 11:17 AM | CSSSA Admin (Administrator)

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    A-1 Self Storage donates $1,000 to Alzheimer Disease Research to help support their research efforts.        

    San Diego, CA – February 3, 2012– A-1 Self Storage, the premier provider of self storage in California, announced their donation to Alzheimer’s Disease Research. Alzheimer’s is a disease that affects more than 4.5 million Americans many of whom are advanced in age. It is an incurable, progressive degenerative disease of the brain and is the most common form of Dementia. There are many types of degenerative brain diseases, and they vary in severity, sequence and progression of the mental changes among those affected. Alzheimer’s Disease is best explained as a decline in the ability to think and understand. Eventually changes in personality are accompanied by the inability to function. Such changes create a stressful home life for the primary care givers. More than 70% of those suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease remain in a home environment and are cared for by their relatives.

    "A-1 Self Storage takes pride in participating in the fight to find a cure for Alzheimer’s Disease.” said Brian Caster, President and CEO of Caster Companies. "It is our hope that one day no family will experience the estrangement that Alzheimer’s brings. To those who are in the midst of this struggle, our thoughts are with you.”

    The Alzheimer’s Disease Research Program began as a response to a mission by American Health Assistance Foundation. Their mission "seeks to eradicate age-related degenerative diseases by: advancing research seeking causes, prevention, treatment, and cures; promoting positive behaviors to combat these diseases; and facilitating the public's efforts to assist those who are affected.” For more information please visit:  http://www.ahaf.org/alzheimers

    For more information about A-1 Self Storage, please visit:

    http://www.a1storage.com/about_a1_storage

    Or to find an A-1 Self Storage location near you, please visit:

    http://www.a1storage.com/self_storage/locations


    About A-1 Self Storage:

    A-1 Self Storage is one of the leading providers of self storage in California with over 40 locations across California. A-1 is the Self Storage division of the Caster Companies, a third generation family-owned company headquartered in Southern California since 1959. The Caster Companies specializes in acquisitions, development and management of A-1 Self Storage, A-1 Car Storage and other commercial properties in California. Its Real Estate Portfolio includes over 4 million square feet in real estate properties. It is one of California’s fastest largest independent self storage owner/operators in California.

    CONTACTS:

    Janelle Bongiovanni

    A-1 Self Storage

    (619) 287-8873 x 106

    janelleb@castergrp.com

    www.a1storage.com


  • Thursday, January 12, 2012 11:51 AM | CSSSA Admin (Administrator)

      

    A-1 Self Storage Facilities Collected Over 2,200 Toys for Toys for Tots This Past Holiday Season.


    San Diego, CA– January 6, 2012– A-1 Self Storage, the premier provider of self storage in California, announced the final results of their 2011 U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots annual Holiday Toy Drive. Over 2,200 new and unused toys were collected from their customers and the general public at the 40 A-1 Self Storage facilities throughout California. The toys were distributed this past Christmas to underprivileged children in their communities.

    "A-1 Self Storage is proud to make a difference in our local communities by participating in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program each year. We are in awe of the overwhelming support from everyone this past Holiday Season, especially during these tough economic times” said Brian Caster, President and CEO of Caster Companies. "We hope these toys helped to make all the young children’s Christmas much brighter.”

    The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program was founded in 1947 by Major Bill Hendricks. Their mission is to collect new and unwrapped toys during the holiday season and distribute them as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which each campaign is conducted.  For more information about the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Holiday Toy Drive, please visit:  http://www.toysfortots.org/

    For more information about A-1 Self Storage, please visit:

    http://www.a1storage.com/about_a1_storage

    Or to find an A-1 Self Storage location near you, please visit:

    http://www.a1storage.com/self_storage/locations


    About A-1 Self Storage:

    A-1 Self Storage is one of the leading providers of self storage in California with over 40 locations across California. A-1 is the Self Storage division of the Caster Companies, a third generation family-owned company headquartered in Southern California since 1959. The Caster Companies specializes in acquisitions, development and management of A-1 Self Storage, A-1 Car Storage and other commercial properties in California. Its Real Estate Portfolio includes over 4 million square feet in real estate properties. It is one of California’s fastest largest independent self storage owner/operators in California.

    CONTACTS:

    Fran Laporga-Ching

    A-1 Self Storage

    (619) 287-8873 x 141

    fran@a1storage.com

    www.a1storage.com


  • Monday, November 21, 2011 11:53 AM | CSSSA Admin (Administrator)

    November 21, 2011 - Supply Side USA is a proud "junior” partner to Kure-It foundation's team of supporters. Since 2010 Supply Side USA, owned by Ansir Junaid and Barry Johnston, have contributed to this great cause and are committed to doing so for many years to come.

    In 2010 Supply Side USA became a preferred vendor for the Storage Network Advantage Organization. This organization which was also founded by Barry Hoeven and his team at Westport Properties is designed to provide more profitable business relationships with vendors through the combined buying power of the organization. Johnston explains "As a part of our commitment to the Kure-It foundation, Supply Side USA contributes a portion of all supplies and box purchases made by Storage Network Advantage (SNA) Members directly to the Kure-It Foundation on an annual basis. This is the first full year of our business relationship with the SNA, Westport Properties, Barry Hoeven, and we look forward to making our year end contribution from what has been a strong sales year here at Supply Side USA”.

    Johnston further expressed "Especially for those of us who know and have met him, Barry Hoeven has been an inspiration to us all here at Supply Side USA for his courage and determination in fighting this dreaded disease of Kidney Cancer. His efforts in founding Kure-It and the contributions from his devoted team of partners have already borne fruit in the research and treatments being conducted and we are thrilled to be even a very small part of these successes”.

    The Supply Side USA team wishes Barry and the Kure-It foundation continued good health in the fight for the Kure. Our thoughts and prayers for strength, perseverance and total success in fighting this disease go out to everyone involved in this effort.

     

    Supply Side USA is the leading supplier of packaging, shipping, moving and storage products to the specialty retailer. We sell to over 9,000 such outlets in the USA and Canada. Our customers consider us a valuable merchandising resource and their supplier of choice.

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    Supply Side 5755 Granger Rd., Suite 900, Independence, OH 44131

    T 800.284.7357 | F 800.955.2697 | E sales@supplysideusa.com


  • Tuesday, October 18, 2011 12:53 PM | CSSSA Admin (Administrator)

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


    CONTACT:

    Karen Jones
    karenj@kureit.org
    (949)428-7081

    $1 Million Raised for Innovative Research

    NEWPORT BEACH, CA, October 2011 – When diagnosed with kidney cancer 12 years ago, Barry Hoeven recognized early on that there was a disconnect between the number of people afflicted with kidney cancer and the amount of funding and research being conducted to find a cure.  It became clear to him that more research needed to be done.

    In April of 2007, Barry began raising funds for the City of Hope’s kidney cancer research program, eventually establishing Kure It, Inc. as an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 2010. During this time, Hoeven had his sights set on the goal of raising $1,000,000 for research into underfunded cancers.

    With the receipt of a large donation this week, Kure It has reached that goal, having raised just over $1,000,000 since early 2007.

    Newport Beach resident Hoeven stated, "We are excited to see the new treatments these funds will bring about. Kure It’s success is a direct credit to all of our supporters.”

    Those who have banded together in the fight to fund groundbreaking cancer research include multiple organizations, colleagues, friends, and family. Early on, the self-storage industry became the leading contributor of funds to Kure It. Hoeven’s company, US Storage Centers, has led the charge, with many other operators and vendors following suit. To date, the industry has contributed over $200,000, raised through company donations and tenant contributions.

    Kure It Director Karen Jones expressed her thanks to all those who’ve responded to the need for research into rare and underfunded cancers. "Now we can get to work on reaching Barry’s next goal, which is to raise $1,000,000 each year for research. I feel confident that Barry’s determination and commitment will see this goal met, as well. Kure It is on its way to becoming a leader in funding innovative research into treatments for underfunded cancers.”

     

    About Kure It

    Kure It is a non-profit organization whose mission is to raise money for research specialists conducting innovative projects to better treat and ultimately cure kidney and other orphan cancers.  Founded by Barry Hoeven after his diagnosis with kidney cancer, Kure It currently supports research being done at Cedars-Sinai and City of Hope.


  • Friday, September 23, 2011 12:53 PM | CSSSA Admin (Administrator)

    Harbour Point Self Storage in Elk Grove CA just sold to private investors for $5.7. The facility is a Class A property and consists of 570 storage units and 75 RV/Boat spaces. At the time of the sale, the facility was over 90% full.

    CSSA Members, Carl Touhey and Jason Allen of Performance Self Storage Group Inc. represented both the buyer and seller of this property. Using aggressive marketing methods, the property received 7 offers in 6 days and the activity level on this property was very extremely high. Carl Touhey states "today's self storage investors want large facilities in good locations with strong demographics. This property represented exactly what investors want today”

    Performance Self Storage (PSSG) is owned and operated by Carl Touhey and Jason Allen and specializes solely in self storage brokerage throughout California. PSSG is partnered with the Kure It foundation and donated a portion of the commission earned to help in the fight against cancer.

    For additional information you can contact Carl Touhey 650-368-2216 or Jason Allen 650-260-2242 or visit us online at http://www.performanceselfstoragegroup.com/

     

    Jason Allen

    Office: 650.260.2242

    Fax: 866.297.0148

    Email: storagespecialist@gmail.com

    www.PerformanceSelfStorageGroup.com


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