In honor of their 15-year anniversary, local PODS® Moving & Storage is doing their part to give back to a different charity in the community each month. This June, transitional housing organization, The City Center is the special recipient of a $1500 donation from PODS.
The City Center provides a transitional living center for homeless individuals and families, equipping them to rebuild their lives for self-sufficiency. Their vision and goals aim to assist the homeless population of Ventura County through transition and restoration, to a status of contributing to society by embracing the model of loving our neighbor as ourselves.
“The chance to watch families literally turn their lives around and head in a new direction speaks volumes as to the impact that the City Center is having on our community and to individual lives,” says Steve Yapp, owner of Local PODS moving & storage. “We are honored to have the opportunity to support City Center’s incredible efforts.”
In addition, the City Center will be featured on the local PODS Facebook page to its over 5,000 followers and will donate $1 to the City Center for every new ‘like’ they receive on the PODS local Facebook page.
“We are so grateful to receive such an amazing gift from Local PODS Moving & Storage,” said Jim Duran, Executive Director at The City Center. “This generous donation will help support our mission at The City Center to provide for those in need, assisting them to make a healthy transition with important resources and services to help in their journey to independence.”
As one of the most successful franchisees in North America, Local PODS Moving & Storage, under the leadership of Yapp and Jonas, has donated over $1.5 million in logistics, providing PODS containers, trucks, fuel and employees for dozens of Central Coast charities including Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County, Casa Pacifica, FoodShare, The City Center, Ventura Education Partnership, the Ventura Neighborhood for Learning, Santa to the Sea, Storyfest, Artwalk, and Veterans Stand Down events.
About Local PODS Moving & Storage
Steve Yapp is the owner of three Tri-Counties PODS® franchises that serve residents and businesses in Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties.
Dedicated to the local community, Yapp’s franchises have donated hundreds of PODS containers to nonprofit and charitable organizations throughout Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, San Diego and Los Angeles counties since opening their doors in 2005.
A partial list of recipients include: Boys & Girls Clubs, FOOD Share of Ventura County, Casa Pacifica, Toys 4 Tots, California Strawberry Festival, Ojai Music Festival, Relay for Life, C.H.P. Holiday Toy Drive, Salvation Army, Santa Maria Good Samaritan, Oxnard Downtown Management District, Boy Scouts of Ventura County, California Visitors Center, Simi Valley Days, the Oxnard Salsa Festival, and Catholic Charities.
PODS® offers moving and storage the way you need it done, with unlimited time, space and control. When PODS pioneered portable storage in 1998, they introduced the world to a brand new, flexible way to move and store. Now an industry leader, PODS currently provides residential and commercial services in 46 U.S. states, Canada, Australia, and the UK. To date, the PODS network has completed more than one million long-distance moves, four million initial deliveries, and has over 220,000 PODS containers in service. For more information, go to: www.mylocalpods.com.