Charleston, SC, March 17, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- After watching the tremendous response to the first season of A& E’s hit prime time TV show Hoarders, the UNITS Mobile Storage executive team saw an opportunity to help people in crisis.
A recognized leader in the mobile storage industry, UNITS was already helping thousands of Americans with excessive clutter problems when the show began. Hoarders brought national attention to the often hidden mental health problem of “hoarding” and showed the immense emotional toll it takes on sufferers and their families. Immediately, the UNITS executive team knew there was a way their business could help.
“We wanted to partner with this groundbreaking TV series, so we could truly help people in need’,” says John Steeves, chief operating officer of UNITS Mobile Storage. “Through a partnership with the show, we are now able to donate our products and services to help in locations where we have a UNITS franchise within 100 miles. We are excited about working with the Hoarders production team throughout the filming of the upcoming third season.”
Hoarders are often encouraged to seek different types of therapy, or medication in some extreme cases. Experienced mobile storage experts and organizational gurus are often called in to help hoarders sort through the items they can’t part with, teaching them how to identify and separate the “must haves” from the junk. Mobile storage units are a helpful part of the therapy process, offering a transition step that allows hoarders to store what they don’t need without permanently throwing anything out before they are ready.
“There’s a sort of comfort in knowing your possessions are safely stored away and you can retrieve them at any time,” says Steeves.
UNITS Mobile Storage of Columbus, Ohio, was the first location to make a donation to the show. UNITS of Columbus delivered a mobile storage container to hold important equipment and materials during the filming of an episode shot in Cleveland during December of 2009. The episode, titled “Dennis and Nadene/Erin and Melinda,” was the 19th of the series and originally aired on Monday, February 15, 2010.
Since August 2009, Hoarders has provided a window into the lives of people whose inability to part with their belongings pushes them to the verge of personal crisis. The series captures the drama as a variety of experts work to put each hoarder on the road to recovery. The season two premiere of the show garnered 3.2 million viewers age 18-49 and 1.9 million adults age 25-54, the best ever season opener for any original A&E series at the time for those key age groups.
For more information on UNITS Mobile Storage and their partnership with Hoarders, please visit www.unitsstorage.com.
About UNITS Mobile Storage
Founded in 2003 by Michael McAlhany, UNITS Mobile Storage, a technology-leading, affordable and convenient mobile-storage company, provides a hassle-free solution to the moving process by offering door-to-door mobile storage - saving customers both time and money. UNITS has raised the bar in mobile storage quality, customer care and innovation while offering specifically designed containers that are water, mold and UV resistant. The company continues to grow aggressively and now has more than 25 locations operating throughout the nation. For more information, please visit www.unitsstorage.com.