SOURCE: Extra Space Storage Inc.

Extra Space Storage Inc.

August 09, 2011 18:23 ET

Extra Space Storage® of Columbia Partners With Forest Lake Elementary School

COLUMBIA, SC--(Marketwire - Aug 9, 2011) - Extra Space Storage of Columbia is partnering with Forest Lake Elementary School to deliver school supplies to local students. The donation will take place on Monday, August 15, 2011 starting at 3:00 pm at Extra Space Storage, located at 2500 Decker Boulevard in Columbia. Parents of kindergarten and first grade students can stop by with their children until 5:00 pm and pick up a tote bag filled with essential school supplies. Forms authorizing the supply pick-up will be handed out at the school. Parents will need to bring the form to be given the supplies.

Juli Blalock, President of the Forest Lake Parent Teacher Organization, had this to say about the donation: "When families are struggling to cover the cost of record high electric bills during one of the hottest summers on record, it's nice to have a caring business partner in the community that is looking out for the wellbeing of our children's education by providing essential school supplies for the upcoming year. The support that Extra Space Storage is providing the school and our families during such difficult economic times means more than I can even begin to express. Extra Space Storage is a valuable part of the Forest Lake Community and puts true meaning to the saying 'It takes a village to raise a child.'"

"It is always exciting when we have the opportunity to support our community like this. We take great pride in being an active member of our local community and reinforce that through our partnership with Forest Lake Elementary School," claims Mike Kardian, Extra Space Storage Divisional Vice President.

The Columbia Extra Space Storage self-storage facility, located at 2500 Decker Boulevard, is committed to customer service, security, convenience and professionalism, providing households and businesses with additional space to grow, transition or simply store their valued possessions for however long they need. The professionally managed Columbia facility offers 551 storage units for short- or long-term lease, with units ranging in size from 25 to 936 square feet. The clean and well-lit units are accessible 365 days a year and feature state-of-the-art security, including 24-hour video surveillance. Columbia Extra Space Storage office hours are Monday-Friday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm.

About Forest Lake Elementary School
Forest Lake Elementary School, in partnership with families and the community, provides a safe, nurturing environment for the growth and development of young children. This is accomplished through a technology-infused integrated curriculum that demands academic excellence, encourages positive self-esteem, and promotes responsible citizenship and respect for others.

About Extra Space Storage Inc.
Extra Space Storage Inc., headquartered in Salt Lake City, is a fully integrated, self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust that owns and/or operates 860 self-storage properties in 34 states and Washington, D.C. The company's properties comprise approximately 550,000 units and more than 60 million square feet of rentable storage space offering customers conveniently located and secure storage solutions, including boat storage, RV storage and business storage. Extra Space Storage is the second-largest owner and/or operator of self-storage properties and is the largest self-storage management company in the United States. For more information, visit