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PODS Moving and Storage container donations produce big results for Bay Area charity
Mike’s Bikes teamed up with PODS of San Francisco to collect bicycles for its Sister Shops project in Africa. In two weeks, PODS® helped the bay area retailer gather 500 donated bicycles in record time at eight northern California store locations.
“As a result of our partnership with PODS of San Francisco, we experienced great success during last month’s bike drive,” said Ken Martin, founder and CEO of Mike’s Bikes. “Normally it would have taken us several months to collect that number of bicycles. Thanks to PODS, we were able to fill the donated containers in just two short weeks – faster than ever before.”
Mike’s Bikes helps people in developing African countries by donating bicycles to residents in rural villages, providing business start-up funding and mentoring bike shop entrepreneurs. Mike’s Bikes will soon send their 10th shipment of bicycles to Sierra Leone, bringing the total number of bikes shipped to its sister shops in Africa since 2007 to 5,000.
“We are honored to have had the chance to work with such a global thinking company,” said Brian Burks, general manager of PODS San Francisco. “We couldn’t be more proud of the fact that our PODS® containers saved Mike’s Bikes over $5,000 in moving and storage costs and, in the process, became a vehicle of support and hope for those in developing African countries.”
To learn more about the PODS San Francisco and the bicycle drive with Mike’s Bikes, watch here: http://abclocal.go.com/
About PODS Enterprises, Inc.
Founded in 1998, PODS currently provides moving and storage services to a population of more than 250 million consumers and businesses, in 48 U.S. states, Canada, Australia and the UK, through its company-owned and independent franchise network. To date, the PODS network has completed more than 320,000 long-distance relocations, exceeded 1.7 million deliveries and has nearly 143,000 PODS® containers in service.
PODS® secure containers are constructed of a steel frame and are available in three sizes: approximately 7-by-7-by-8 feet, 12-by-8-by-8 feet and 16-by-8-by-8 feet. The 12-foot and 16-foot containers have been tested to withstand winds of more than 110-mph when partially loaded. Newer PODS® containers have the same steel frame construction but are completely recyclable panels made of steel skins and a high-density polyethylene core. For more information or to schedule service, visit PODS.com or call 800-776-7637.
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