PODS® of Albany goes the distance to provide aid to community devastated by Superstorm Sandy

Moving and storage company will travel miles to help collect and transport donations for Long Beach, N.Y. community’s rebuilding logistics
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Nov. 6, 2012 - PRLog -- (ALBANY, N.Y.) – PODS  is making no hesitation to travel 170 miles with an array of its signature storage containers to the coastal community of Long Beach, N.Y. that was hard-hit by Superstorm Sandy. All week, the moving and storage company is lending its support by teaming up with Questar III Boces and the Midway Fire Department to help rebuild the ravaged community.

PODS’ safe and secure storage containers will serve as collection points for the community to come out and bring needed items to the following drop-off points and times:

Questar III Boces: Monday, Nov. 5 – Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Located at: 10 Empire State Blvd, Castleton, N.Y.
South Schenectady Fire Department: Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Located at: 6 Old Mariaville Rd, Schenectady, N.Y.
Midway Fire Department Station 1: Wednesday, Nov. 7 – Friday, Nov. 9, from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Located at 1956 Central Ave, Colonie, N.Y.
KMart: - Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. A PODS® container will be on site during the Stuff the Bus campaign will be hosted by Colonie Fire Departments and South Colonie Central School District. All donations collected in the bus will be transported to the PODS® container. Located at: 1860 Central Ave, Colonie, N.Y.

Recommended items to donate include: nonperishable food, clothing and relief supplies, such as clean-up kits, rakes, shovels, tarps, dust masks and work gloves.

“No community should ever have to face an unpredictable natural disaster like Superstorm Sandy alone,” said David Tracey, general manager of PODS of Albany. “I believe that in great times of need it is important for businesses to lend any support they can to help our friends move forward and rebuild what has been lost.”  

Once the collections are done, PODS will transport the containers to Freeport, N.Y., where a collection site has been established for distribution of goods to the affected residents of Long Beach. These efforts by PODS will help save thousands of dollars to the community in moving and storage logistics, supplying their own trucks, gasoline and staff so that teams can work hard to help assist in recovery and rebuilding efforts.

“All of us at Questar III and Midway Fire Department are very grateful for David and his team at PODS’ willingness to donate their containers, time and budgets for this unexpected event,” said Theresa Moran, commissioner of the Midway Fire Department. “It is wonderful to know that companies like PODS are willing to take a lead in this community outreach.”

About Storage Mobility

Storage Mobility, Inc. has served the storage and moving needs of residents and businesses across the country since 2004. Headquartered in Glendale, Calif., Storage Mobility has 21 locations in California (Riverside, Bakersfield, Fresno, Modesto, Sacramento, Benicia, Santa Rosa and Salinas), Spokane, WA, Boise, ID, Salt Lake City, UT, Boulder, Colo., Albuquerque, NM, Reno, Nev., New York (Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Albany) and Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh, Harrisburg and Scranton). As the nation’s largest franchisee of PODS the company owns more than 8,800 PODS® branded containers and employs approximately 100 people.

In addition to providing exceptional moving and storage services, Storage Mobility gives back to the communities it serves and supports numerous charities and community events to enrich the lives of children and families on a local level.

About PODS Enterprises, Inc.

Founded in 1998, PODS currently provides moving and storage services to a population of more than 250,000,000 million consumers and businesses, in 48 U.S. states, Canada, Australia and the U.K., through its company-owned and independent franchise network. To date, the PODS network has completed more than 400,000 long-distance relocations, exceeded 2,000,000 million deliveries and has over 145,000 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 Questar III Boces

Questar III Boces helps school districts operate more efficiently and cost effectively by pooling their resources and sharing costs. BOCES services are created when two or more school districts have similar needs that can be met by sharing staff members, classroom/office space, equipment, time or expertise.
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