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Westport Properties/US Storage Centers Donates $10K to Charity
WPI operates more than 120 self-storage facilities under the US Storage Centers brand

March 15, 2020: Westport Properties Inc. (WPI), has donated $10,000 as an “Angel Sponsor” to Charity Storage, a nonprofit that uses vacant storage units to raise money for local causes. MPI’s donation will be helpful for charity auctions and extend the organization’s industry outreach., according to a press release.

The WPI founder Barry Hoeven co-founded the Charity Storage in 2012. He served as chairman on the board of directors until he died of kidney cancer in June 2016. 

“Although Barry is no longer with us, his passion for giving back to the community is still deeply rooted in Westport’s culture. Our team is focused on making a difference, and it is evident by what they have been able to accomplish. Charity Storage allows our team to give back while they are at work, and what they are doing is benefiting a lot of people.” Said by Mike Brady, chief operations officer for WPI.

Storage operators can participate by dedicate a storage unit as a collection point for donated goods. Then the group will conduct a public auction and donate a portion of the revenue. 60 percent is allocated to a charity chosen by the storage operator; 20 percent is given to Kure It Cancer Research, a non-profit organization that raises money for underfunded cancer research; and the remaining 20 percent is split between the Self Storage Association Foundation Scholarship Program and underwriting administrative costs for Charity Storage. Till date, the group has raised more than $500,000, as per the release. 

Westport Properties Inc. (WPI) founded in 1985, employs 400 people nationwide. WPI is a fully integrated operator that develops, acquires and manages its own portfolio as well as provides third-party management services. It has a portfolio of more than 10 million rentable square feet under management. WPI is also a founding partner of the Kure-It.