Amazing Spaces Storage Centers Gives to Those in Need in the Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey
“Welcome to Amazing Spaces. We have water, coffee, tea, and treats available in our conference room behind me. Please move to your right if you need a storage space and to your left if you just need moving supplies and boxes,” directs Matt Tautenhahn, a Moving and Storage Concierge at Amazing Spaces Storage Centers. Since re-opening all locations on the Wednesday after Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, team members at each of Amazing Spaces’ 5 properties have worked diligently to help people in need of boxes and dry storage space. When the true scale of Harvey’s destruction became apparent, the leadership team at Amazing Spaces decided to take matters further and ramped up donation efforts. Before any properties could be opened, the team collaborated and delivered as many goods as possible.
“Only about half of our team was even able to make it out to the stores. We’re a small company and everyone, including the son of our owners, pulled together so we could help as many people as possible,” remarks Jeremy Garman, Director of Operations at Amazing Spaces Storage Centers. “Our Training Manager took over 1200 calls through her personal cell phone over the weekend and into Tuesday morning, because we were unable to access the stores to answer the phone. We had team members working from out of state to get messages to our clients. It was amazing to see our team come together. Everybody pitched in and did what they could until we were able to open every single one of our locations.”
“So many people have been displaced by the storm, including two members of our work-family,” discusses Garman. “We wanted to help as many people as we can, inside and outside of our stores. Giving back to our communities is a pillar of our operating vision. It’s not just the right thing to do, it’s the Amazing thing to do.”
To date, Amazing Spaces has donated over $5,000 in boxes, moving truck rentals, and meals to first responders in response to the devastation left by Harvey. The locally owned storage company also plans to donate a portion of the profits from the past two weeks to Interfaith of The Woodlands. “It has been an inspiration to see the community come together during this disaster,” remarks Sabrina Cruthird, another Moving and Storage Concierge at Amazing Spaces. “We’ve heard so many different stories about people’s experiences from Harvey. Despite losing their homes and all their belongings, people have remained strong and risen above. I’m so proud to be a part of this community.”
All five of Amazing Spaces self-storage properties held strong throughout the past week’s storm and floods. No damage, loss of property, or storm-induced issue was encountered at any location. Amazing Spaces clients were kept informed of the status of their property and operating hours as Harvey made its way thought Houston. “We are grateful our properties remained unharmed and our clients’ items were kept safe and secure. Members of our team went above and beyond the call of duty after the storm, some making it possible to re-open the store as soon as Tuesday, August 29th. Everyone knew the sooner we opened, the faster we’d be able to help people,” emphasized Garman. “Our whole team looks forward to continuing to help those in need, both on our properties and through our support of local charities.”
Do you know an organization who could benefit from Amazing Spaces donation efforts? Submit a donation request to the Amazing Spaces corporate office. They are reviewing all applications and working to help as many organizations as possible.
About Amazing Spaces Storage Centers Amazing Spaces Storage Centers is the premiere provider of self storage and moving supplies in Houston, Spring, The Woodlands, and Magnolia communities. Locally owned and operated, Amazing Spaces aims to provide the most remarkable storage experience through innovation, teamwork, community involvement, and building long-term relationships. Amazing Spaces offers its clients a variety of amenities, including package delivery acceptance, use of a conference room with free wi-fi, and online account management. The team at Amazing Spaces is committed to providing their clients with the best service and most secure storage environment on the market.