East Cherokee Storage in Woodstock, Georgia, Making A Big Difference In Local Community with Charity Auctions

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    When Absolute Storage Management (ASM) takes on a self storage facility to manage, it always seeks to make it the most appealing and well-run facility in its area. It also is pleased when a facility goes out of its way to be an important part of its community, and East Cherokee Storage in Woodstock, Georgia, has done exactly that. Raising money primarily for local charities is an ongoing passion for facility manager Melissa Emert and assistant manager David Moore. As a result, the Woodstock community is well aware of their efforts.

    “People actually store with us because they’ve heard about our auctions for charity and how much it means to the people of our community,” says Emert. “We literally raise thousands of dollars every year and give them to organizations like Operation Smile, the local Cherokee Co. Fire Department “Explorer” program, the Cherokee Co. Sheriff’s K9 Department, the Woodstock Police Department’s “Shop with a Hero” program, Leaving Tracks (a greyhound rescue organization), the Georgia Burn Foundation and many more.”

    In essence, Emert ties her charity auctions in with regular auctions on the property. Special items are donated to the charity auctions by those who store with East Cherokee or others in the local community. She’s had pianos, desks, chairs and even a 100-year old butcher’s block given to sell.

    “This is a highlight for our ability to set ourselves above and beyond the competition,” adds Emert. “We usually raise a couple of hundred dollars for a charity at each auction. For items that we can’t sell, we call the local charity pickup trucks that come to select items for their stores that support their charitable organizations. We have called the American Thrift Shop that supports families in distress and the Kidney Foundation that supports people with kidney disease.”

    Absolute Storage Management president Michael Haugh thinks the East Cherokee Storage charity auctions serve as an example for any and all other ASM facilities.

    “We couldn’t be more proud of the effort Melissa and East Cherokee put into these auctions,” Haugh says. “Not only are they making a big difference in their community, but thanks to their generosity they also stand out from other self storage facilities in their area.”

    Absolute Storage Management

    Absolute Storage Management (“ASM”) is a self storage management company founded in 2002, and is a leading provider of third-party management services in the Southeastern region. It is headquartered in Memphis, TN and operates over 75 properties in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. Absolute’s founding partners each have over 18 years of self storage management and acquisition experience dating back to their beginnings in the industry, holding positions in the 1990’s at a national self storage REIT.

     For further information and news about Absolute Storage Management, please go to the ASM website at www.absolutemgmt.com. Contact Grace Anderson at grace.anderson@absolutemgmt.com or call her at 901-737-7336 ext. 705.

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