Top Row: Chris Thompson, Alonna Ross, Aaron Edris, Tak Lay
Middle Row: Joshua Lazar, Kim Ringer, Carly Castillo, Andrea Greenwald
Front Row: Elise Saur, Jessica Turnage, Chalet Fuery, Toni Colasso, Audrey White
The U-Haul Self-Storage Affiliate Network wishes you a happy holiday and wonderful new year! Every year the U-Haul Self-Storage Affiliate Network Team looks for ways to give back to the community. This Christmas, the team got together to spread holiday joy to a family in need. Alonna Ross, operations analyst, organized the event to adopt a family through Desert Mission, a subsidiary for John C. Lincoln Health Network. Alonna explains, "This was such a great organization to get involved with. We were matched with a family of 6 that included the parents and four adorable little girls". The team enjoyed collecting donations for the family throughout the weeks leading up to the delivery date. Everyday it was exciting to see the dontation box grow.
On Saturday, December 20, after hours of wrapping, the presents were ready to be delivered to the family. Members from the U-Haul Self-Storage Affiliate Network Team delivered the gifts to the special family as Santa's helpers. Upon arrival, "the mother and father met us outside and were overjoyed to see the car loaded with gifts" Andrea, operations analyst, recalls. The girls were also very excited to see their gifts being walked in and placed under the tree. One special present has been saved out of sight until Christmas. The oldest daughter, who the team learned learned is first in her class for reading, will be very surprised when she is presented with her brand new bike! "It was a very humbling experience. It was a great feeling to see first hand the joy we brought to a family in need" Alonna states.
The U-Haul Self-Storage Affiliate Network Team loves getting involved with local community events and charities. The holiday's are not the only time this team gets involved. To read of other ways they give back click here.