SOURCE: Extra Space Storage Inc.

Extra Space Storage Inc.

August 30, 2010 19:21 ET

Extra Space Storage Inc. Supports UnityFest in Moreno Valley, CA

MORENO VALLEY, CA--(Marketwire - August 30, 2010) -  On September 4, 2010, the Breakthrough Community Development Corporation along with co-sponsor Cross Word Christian Church is hosting UnityFest. The event will be held at Moreno Valley Community Park located at 13380 Frederick Street, Moreno Valley, CA 92553 and will begin with a backpack drive during which 1,500 free backpacks stuffed with school supplies will be given to local school-age children. Representatives from local colleges will talk with the children about the importance of staying in school and gaining an education.

Founder of Breakthrough Community Development Corporation Dr. Charles E. Gibson states, "Our goal is to increase awareness about the importance of education amongst our youth. We want to help them succeed and be agents of change for the future generation." Extra Space Storage of Moreno Valley will donate boxes to help transport educational supplies and will be a gold sponsor for the event. "We want to support events like these that make an impact on our local community. Children are the most valuable members of our society and we want to help promote education," stated Mark Stanke, Divisional Vice President for Extra Space Storage.

UnityFest is designed to bring people of different backgrounds together to celebrate cultural differences and embrace them through education, music, dance, poetry, and ethnic food. It will include free food from the various cultures including: African American, Hispanic, Asian and Caucasian food items. A special guest representing each culture will talk briefly about their history, their music, their food and their dance. In addition, reformed gang members will talk about being united instead of divided. The event will culminate with our keynote speaker, Mayor Bonnie Flickinger, who will summarize the festivities by acknowledging our differences, but emphasizing our likeness.

Erica Hopkins, Director of UnityFest, states, "The dollars saved by the generous donation from Extra Space Storage has helped us serve many more children. We appreciate the help provided by them."

Extra Space Storage of Moreno Valley has two locations located at 21201 Box Springs Road and 16340 Perris Blvd and has units for both residential and commercial storage needs. The properties boast professional staff, state-of-the-art security, and 24-hour video surveillance. The buildings' units, which are available in varying sizes from 25 to 300 square feet, are available for short term or long term leasing, and accessible seven days a week, 365 days a year.

About Extra Space Storage Inc.

Extra Space Storage Inc., headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, is a fully integrated, self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust that owns and/or operates 803 self-storage properties in 34 states and Washington, D.C. The Company's properties comprise approximately 525,000 units and over 57 million square feet of rentable space offering customers a wide selection of conveniently located and secure storage solutions across the country, including boat storage, RV storage and business storage. The Company is the second largest owner and/or operator of self storage properties in the United States and is the largest self-storage management company in the United States. Visit to learn more.

Contact Information

  • For Information:
    Clint Halverson
    Corporate Communications
    Extra Space Storage Inc.
    (801) 365-4597

    Extra Space Storage Inc.
    (801) 562-5556
    FAX (801) 562-5579