Monthly Archives: November 2015


Helping Charitable Organizations in Atlanta for the Holidays


 

Charitable organizations in AtlantaThe holiday season is a time of giving thanks, spending time with family and friends, and helping out those in need. There are many ways to help out charitable organizations in the Atlanta area from volunteering time at food banks, helping at community meals, or making donations. These charitable organizations are important to the Atlanta area throughout the year, but even more so during the winter months.

Storage World is very proud to be located in an area where helping the members of the community is very important. We are happy to partner with Samaritan’s Purse for many local and international charitable causes.

There are many organizations, food pantries and church groups in the Atlanta area that offer assistance to low-income or homeless families for the holidays. The Atlanta area has larger events including community Thanksgiving meals and holiday food basket distribution. Below are listed just a few of the charitable community organizations that help out those in need in the Atlanta area, including Thanksgiving meals. All of the organizations welcome volunteers to help with their giving events.

Holiday Food Charities and Food Banks in Atlanta

Atlanta Community Food Bank

1 in 7.5 residents in metro Atlanta and north Georgia faces food insecurity. The mission of the Atlanta Community Food Bank is to fight hunger by engaging, educating and empowering our community. The Atlanta Community Food Bank source, acquires and distributes food to families and individuals in 29 metro Atlanta and north Georgia counties.  Since 1979, the Atlanta Community Food Bank has distributed more than 60 million pounds of food and groceries each year and distributes it to more than 600 nonprofit partner agencies including food pantries, childcare centers, senior shelters and soup kitchens.  Over 1, 700 volunteers a month help a staff of 150 with food sorting and distribution. There are many ways to help the Atlanta Community Food Bank from making personal food and monetary donations, volunteering or by attending special events.

Lift Up Atlanta

Lift Up Atlanta will be delivering Thanksgiving Food Baskets for the 500 needy families in the Atlanta area. They also will be having a Christmas Toy Drive for 500 needy families.  Lift Up Atlanta provides homeless women and children in the metro Atlanta area with safe housing, food, clothing and other services designed to help them meet their basic needs, support education and empower them to reach self-sufficiency. Join Lift Up Atlanta for their Annual Christmas Extravaganza on December 5th at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall Building. There will be live entertainment, vendor shopping, a youth talent competition, games and activities and more.

Children’s Restoration Network Thanksgiving Food Drive

The Children’s Restoration Network has been holding a food drive this fall to provide for roast turkey dinners with all to trimmings that will be distributed to over 3,000 children at 134 Atlanta area homeless shelters.  The donation sorting dates will be November 20th to 22nd with the food being delivered on Thanksgiving. Donations can be dropped off at the Roswell headquarters. They also will continue with their “12 Days of Caring” toy, clothing and gift card collection for children from infants to 18 years old. This program helps over 1,800 homeless children have a bit of hope for the holidays.

Free Thanksgiving Meals in the Atlanta Area

Community Meal in Brookhaven

The community of Brookhaven in DeKalb County will be having a Thanksgiving Day Community Meal at the Lynwood Park Community Center on Thanksgiving Day. The meals will be served from 11:30am to 2:30pm.

Hosea Feed the Hungry Holiday Meals

Hosea Feed the Hungry produces four signature holiday events every year: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, Martin L. King Jr.’s Birthday and Easter Day. These services combined serve over 20,000 people. Guests receive cooked meals, barbers and hair stylists, medical screenings, clothing, legal counsel and much more. The meal will be served at the Georgia World Congress Center, Building on Thursday, November 26th. Thanksgiving Day dinner can serve up to 8,000 people with the help of 900 volunteers. Hosea offers free services to over 50,000 families in the Atlanta area with the help of over 40 nonprofit and faith-based organizations.  Hosea Feed the Hungry was founded in 1971 by civil rights icons Reverend Hosea and Juanita T. Williams. The organization helps recipients learn how to break the cycle of poverty with classes, financial tips and assistance and much more.

Salvation Army Holiday Assistance

The Salvation Army of Atlanta will be offering a variety of holiday assistance programs for families in need this holiday season. There will be a traditional Thanksgiving dinner served.  The traditional red kettle will be set up at locations across the Atlanta area to help assist over 34 Americans recovering from personal disasters nationwide. The Angel Tree program is another way to help others in the community during the holidays. Pick a name (or names) on the tree and provide gifts for them for the holidays.


Motorcycle Storage Tips


storing a motorcycleSpring, summer and early fall are great times of year to ride a motorcycle. However, it is not recommended to take a motorcycle out of rides in wet weather and when the temperatures turn cold. An easy storage solution is to keep a motorcycle in a garage during the winter season. If you do not have room in a garage or shed to store your motorcycle, then renting a self-storage unit is a great solution to store motorcycles for the winter months.

Storage World has a variety of storage unit sizes that are great for motorcycle storage.  These security measures will give a motorcycle owner peace of mind that their vehicle is protected while in storage.  Storage World has drive-up access to storage units to allow you to easily move your motorcycle in and out of storage.  We offer safe and secure storage with state-of-the-art security measures including 24 hour video surveillance, well-lit buildings and drive ways and personalized gate-access entry.

Tips for Motorcycle Storage

It is important to keep the motorcycle protected and in good condition during the off-season months. Properly preparing a motorcycle for storage is critical for continued use of the vehicle. Following mechanical and cleaning steps to prepare your motorcycle for storage will make sure that the “bike” is ready for the spring riding season in no time!

  • Consult the owner’s manual for your type of motorcycle for specific storage tips.
  • It is important to follow the instructions in the owner’s manual or consult with your storage facility’s manager before your store your motorcycle or any vehicle.
  • Before placing in storage, make sur the motorcycle’s registration, title and license plates are current.
  • Examine the motorcycle in order to see if anything needs to be repaired or replaced before putting it in storage.
  • Place the motorcycle on a pallet or piece of wood above the ground when in storage. This prevents damage from moisture and dampness to the vehicle. It will also help to protect the tires on the motorcycle from deflating.
  • Clean the motorcycle and then completely dry it before placing in storage. Spray WD-40 on every metal surface of the motorcycle to help prevent rusting.
  • Follow manufacturer’s instructions for adding fuel stabilizer to a full tank of gas to the motorcycle before placing in storage. Run the engine for at least 15 minutes to work the stabilizer through the engine.
  • Change the motorcycle’s engine oil. This will remove the excess sludge and dirt in the engine allowing for easier start up when removing from storage.
  • Check the tires to make sure that they are properly inflated.
  • Cover the motorcycle with a cotton tarp, sheet or blanket while it is in storage. Do not use a plastic cover as this will allow moisture to be trapped under cover and cause damage to the metal surfaces.

If you follow these easy steps, your motorcycle will be in great working condition for the warmer weather and outdoor riding season. Storage World has Atlanta self storage locations in Jonesboro, Decatur and Stockbridge that can help with all of your vehicle storage needs. Stop by our locations to find out more information from our storage professionals.


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