PODS Phoenix comes to the aid of WWII veteran during home renovation

Moving and storage company partners with nonprofit to help others
March 15, 2012 - PRLog -- When Stacy Binder, business development manager of three Arizona PODS moving and storage franchises, received word that a WWII veteran and Phoenix homeowner, Jon Walrath, had been chosen to receive a complete home makeover from Angels on Call (AOC), she stepped up to help.

Binder made a call to project organizers at AOC and donated the use of PODS® containers to safely store Mr. Walrath’s personal belongings while his aging home receives much-needed renovations. Binder’s offer came just in the nick of time as the roof of Mr. Walrath’s home had literally just caved in, leaving the structure uninhabitable and his furniture and belongings exposed and vulnerable.

The Phoenix Extreme Home Makeover project, which is currently in progress, is an annual program sponsored by Angels on Call (AOC), an affiliate of Stardust Nonprofit Building Supplies. Each year, AOC provides a large scale home renovation project to one worthy Maricopa County resident who is chosen from a field of qualified applicants who are unable to afford home repairs.

“Mr. Walrath proudly served his country during WWII and now PODS Phoenix is proud to serve him in return,” said Binder. “It’s our honor to partner with AOC and provide secure storage while the home rebuild project is taking place.”

The Extreme Makeover Project will continue for several weeks with the big “reveal” tentatively scheduled for March 22, 2012.
For more information, go to www.stardustbuilding.org

About PODS Phoenix
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 350,000 long-distance relocations, exceeded 1.8 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.

About Angels on Call
Angels On Call, an affiliate of Stardust Nonprofit Building Supplies, is dedicated to helping elderly, disabled and disadvantaged individuals in our community with necessary home repairs at no cost to the homeowner in an effort to create a safe, secure home environment.  Stardust Nonprofit Building Supplies supports people and communities by providing recycled materials and sustainable programs that have a positive impact on our environment.  Deconstruction services removing reusable building materials from a home or business are provided at no cost in return for the donated products. Stardust Nonprofit Building Supplies operates two discount building materials warehouse stores selling new and used building materials and supplies donated by manufacturers, distributors, contractors and individuals.  This process diverts reusable building materials from local landfills making new and nearly-new materials available to our community at prices 50-80% below retail.  Net revenues generated by the stores are used to support Stardust Nonprofit Building Supplies programs; Angels On Call, Good 360 and Computers For Kids.  For more information please visit our website: www.stardustbuilding.org or call 480-668-0566 x 26.
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