Despite the challenges that accompanied 2020, Local PODS® Moving & Storage was committed to supporting as many nonprofits as possible in the community, donating over $20,000 between monetary and container donations. As the end of the year approached, Local PODS wrapped up their 15th anniversary celebration of business in Ventura County by providing some additional holiday cheer to their community.
“We wanted to do something that celebrated organizations and their work throughout the county, and the holiday season made us realize the importance of helping those in need,” said Steve Yapp, owner of Local PODS Moving & Storage. “When we opened our doors in 2005, we never expected to be embraced as we have, so it has been a true honor to be a part of this wonderful community, and we wanted to say, ‘thank you’ by giving back to those who deserve it the most.”
Local PODS partnered with many organizations, including KHAY radio for their Christmas Wishes campaign, which granted wishes to listeners throughout the county and donated to Casa Pacifica’s Dove Holiday Wishes for children in foster care. In addition to the donation, each designated local charity was featured on the Local PODS Facebook page with a platform of over 5,000 followers to help build community awareness.
As one of the most successful franchisees in North America, Local PODS, under the leadership of Yapp and Al Jonas, has donated over $1.5 million in logistics, providing PODS containers, trucks, fuel, and associates to 100 Central Coast charities. To name a few, Local PODS has supported 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.
“There are so many businesses and organizations that have really pulled together to help one another, and we are happy we could be a small part of that giving community,” said Yapp. “We know 2021 will continue to be a year of challenges, and we will continue our commitment to partner with our community leaders to help, providing container, logistics, collecting donations, and any other ways we can.”
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 includes: 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.