Northeast Self Storage Association Donates to State COVID-19 Charities


    June 17, 2020 – The Northeast Self Storage Association (NeSSA), comprised of Connecticut, Massachusetts,
    and Rhode Island, has made donations to three different charities in response to the ongoing COVID-19
    pandemic. Since NeSSA serves the self storage industries of three different states, one charity was selected
    per state and each received a donation of $500 to help provide support throughout their communities.

    Executive Director Courtney J. Kahler said, “I always say how lucky I am to work with such an amazing
    board, and this gesture is proof. The idea to donate to each state came directly from the board, was fully
    supported by all directors, and approved unanimously. In a time when everyone is struggling, NeSSA’s
    leadership is first and foremost thinking about others.”

    The three charities chosen were selected because they are well-established within their states and
    supported by state leaders. They also each assess and provide aid based on the current needs within their
    communities, which is an ideal aspect when you consider the ever-changing climate of the virus. You can
    read more about the selected charities below.

    4-CT: Connecticut COVID-19 Charity Connection is a private, independent charity that has the support of
    Governor Lamont. They partner with other philanthropies in the state to provide aid across of a range of
    issues including meals, mental health, school closures, financial aid to those in need, support for families of
    frontline workers, and more. They evaluate their requests and prioritize their current projects based on
    those most affected by COVID-19 at the time. For more information, visit

    The Massachusetts COVID-19 Relief Fund was launched by First Lady Lauren Baker and the One8
    Foundation. They work with regional foundations and non-profit leaders to assess where there are needs
    and provide grants. 100% of all donations go to those most in need, including essential frontline workers
    like healthcare professionals and first responders as well as vulnerable populations such as the homeless,
    those with disabilities, the food insecure, and immigrant populations. You can find more information at

    Established over 100 years ago, the Rhode Island Foundation is the largest funder of the state’s non-profit
    organizations. Their COVID-19 Response Fund is awarded to those providing direct assistance to those with
    financial needs or hardships resulting from the pandemic including food, rent and expense relief, access to
    healthcare, and more. They also provide grants to support non-profit organizations that are in financial
    distress due to meeting the current overwhelming community needs. You can learn more about this
    organization at

    For more information about what NeSSA is doing to help during the pandemic, you can visit If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at


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