PODS Moving and Storage donates more than $97,000 in logistics in 2012

Bob Eales, owner of four Florida PODS moving and storage franchises, gives back to more than 20 local nonprofits
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Jan. 25, 2013 - PRLog -- (DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.) – Using his own budget, trucks, fuel and employees, Bob Eales, franchise owner of four PODS moving and storage franchises located along Florida’s Atlantic coastline, saved nonprofits more than $97,000 in logistics costs in 2012.

Since opening his doors in 2000, Eales, owner of the Jacksonville, Melbourne, Port St. Lucie and Daytona Beach franchises, has made supporting the community a vital part of his business. Last year, PODS supported more than 20 nonprofits located in its service area throughout the year, including: Ronald McDonald House, Toys for Tots, Habitat for Humanity, Jacksonville Junior League, Space Coast Disability Council, Vietnam Veterans of America/Halifax Veterans and more.

“Giving back to the community and supporting our local nonprofits is a priority at PODS,” Eales said. “This year, we were able to donate more than 150 PODS® containers and moving and storage services that helped efficiently serve the community and the great efforts of our local charities.”

For more information about PODS, go to www.pods.com.

About Ultimate Storage, Inc. dba PODS

Opened in 2000, Ultimate Storage, dba PODS, is the leading provider of moving and storage services to individuals and businesses on Florida’s East Coast. President, Bob Eales, owns four PODS franchises located in Jacksonville, Daytona Beach, Melbourne and Port St. Lucie.

In ten years, Eales’ PODS organization has grown from 17,000-square-feet of warehouse space to over 154,000-square-feet. Working with a dedicated team of managers and staff, Eales’ PODS franchises now serve a large section of eastern Florida that covers over 10,000 square miles.

A leading corporate citizen, Ultimate Storage supports the local community with donations of PODS containers to charitable organizations and community events throughout the year.

Founded in 1998, PODS Enterprises, Inc. currently provides moving and storage services to more than 250 million consumers in 48 U.S. states, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom through its company-owned and independent franchise network. To date, the PODS network has completed more than 400,000 long-distance relocations, exceeded 2.0 million deliveries and has more than 145,000 PODS® containers in service.

Information: PODS.com, call (800) 776-7637 or contact a local office directly.

Ultimate Storage, dba PODS, Locations:

PODS Greater Daytona Beach Area Storage Center, 1590 Jimmy Ann Drive, 386-274-2378

PODS Greater Jacksonville Area Storage Center, 8498 Mallory Road, 904-378-8485.

PODS Greater Melbourne Area Storage Center, 3101 Skyway Circle, 321-751-8884.

PODS Greater Port St Lucie Area Storage Center, 601 Mercantile Place, NW, 772-408-4732
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