PODS teams with The Salvation Army in Canada to brighten the holidays for people in need
PODS®, a leader in the moving and storage industry, will provide containers to serve as collection points
(Clearwater, Fla.) The PODS Canadian franchise network in Toronto, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Calgary, Vancouver, and Ottawa has teamed up to support The Salvation Army this holiday season to provide PODS® moving and storage containers as they collect food, clothing, toys and other items for the needy. The PODS® containers will be used to store donated goods at Salvation Army collection points across Canada which PODS will then transport to local Salvation Army distribution centers. This is the first year that PODS has assisted The Salvation Army in Canada with its holiday collection efforts.
“Our local PODS franchise owners in Canada are very excited to be providing storage services to The Salvation Army this holiday season,” said George Spowart, PODS vice president of marketing. “This collaboration makes perfect sense. Our large network of locations across Canada are ready to provide PODS storage containers to assist with the holiday season.”
The Salvation Army is the largest non-governmental direct provider of social services in Canada. It strives to give hope and support to vulnerable people in 400 communities across Canada and in 118 countries around the world.
“We are extremely grateful for the support that we will receive throughout the Christmas season from PODS,” said Graham Moore, Territorial Secretary for Public Relations and Development of The Salvation Army in Canada. “Our goal is to provide Dignity for All and having safe and secure storage and transportation will go a long way to help make that goal a reality.”
About PODS Enterprises, Inc.
Founded in 1998, PODS currently provides moving and storage services to a population of more than 245 million consumers, in the U.S.A., Canada, Australia, and the UK through its company-owned and independent franchise network. To date, the PODS network has completed more than 300,000 long-distance relocations, exceeded one million deliveries and has over 141,000 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 The Salvation Army in Canada
The Salvation Army is an international Christian organization that began its work in Canada in 1882 and has grown to become the largest nongovernmental direct provider of social services in the country. The Salvation Army gives hope and support to vulnerable people today and everyday in 400 communities across Canada and more than 120 countries around the world. The Salvation Army offers practical assistance for children and families, often tending to the basic necessities of life, provides shelter for homeless people and rehabilitation for people who have lost control of their lives to an addiction.
When you give to The Salvation Army, you are investing in the future of marginalized and overlooked people in your community. For more information, visit: www.salvationarmy.ca
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