PODS donates to Shelton Quarles Impact Foundation

PODS donates containers for Shelton Quarles’ Impact Foundation

(Clearwater, Fla.) When it comes to contributing to community organizations the Tampa Bay area PODS is bringing their “A” game in support of Shelton Quarles’ IMPACT Foundation. By providing a convenient moving and storage product, PODS® containers are often seen throughout neighborhoods before and after a move as well as during a home or business renovation. So when the Tampa Bay area PODS was approached by Shelton Quarles’ “Home Blitz” program, they were happy to help.

Founded by Quarles in 2004, the IMPACT foundation’s main program is the Home Blitz. Each spring, at-risk single-mom families that are awarded the Home Blitz makeover are selected to receive various upgrades to their home, including more energy efficient updates. While the foundation sends the families away on vacation, the single-mother’s homes receive the makeover.

Currently, volunteers are working around the clock to repair, refurbish, update and beautify the home of struggling single mother, Dawn Lopez. Lopez, mother of 2, was whisked away to the Don CeSar Beach Resort, a Loews Hotel in St. Petersburg while renovations were underway on her home. The Lopez family will return for the big reveal on Sunday, April 10th.

“We are very excited to help the Home Blitz program and assist  Shelton Quarles’ IMPACT Foundation with PODS® container donations for the Lopez home renovation,” said Rob Allison, director of operations of Tampa Bay area PODS. “We want to help build awareness and demonstrate support for this charitable program as well as the at-risk single-mom families that are affected.”

“PODS® containers provide a safe and secure way to store the Lopez family’s belongings,” said Shelton Quarles, founder of the IMPACT Foundation. “We are so thankful for PODS’ generous container donation, without their support it would’ve been difficult to provide a better quality of life for the Lopez family.”

About PODS Enterprises, Inc.
Founded in 1998, PODS currently provides moving and storage services to a population of more than 240 million consumers, in 48 U.S. states, Canada, Australia, and the UK through its company-owned and independent franchise network. To date, the PODS network has completed more than 250,000 long-distance relocations, exceeded one million deliveries and has over 140,000 PODS® containers in service.

PODS® secure containers are constructed of a steel frame and are available in three sizes: approximately 8-by-7-by-7 feet, 8-by-8-by-12 feet and 8-by-8-by-16 feet. The 12-foot and 16-foot containers have been tested to withstand winds of more than 110-mph when partially loaded. For more information or to schedule service, visit PODS.com or call 800-776-7637.

About Shelton Quarles IMPACT Foundation
The mission of Shelton Quarles' IMPACT Foundation is to provide resources and opportunities to at-risk single parent families throughout the Tampa Bay area. Shelton recognizes that his position as a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers offers him a unique opportunity to provide assistance to those in need through the IMPACT Foundation. Since 2004, Shelton Quarles' charitable efforts have raised over $600,000, and provided assistance to at-risk single parent families throughout the Tampa Bay area. For more information, please visit www.sheltonquarles.org.

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