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San Diego Self Storage Employees Create Zen Garden at Fisher House

San Diego, CA, August 4, 2016 - In 2015, San Diego Self Storage (SDSS) began a Community Giving Project where all 17 of our locations were given $500 that the teams at each site donated to a local charity of their choice. San Diego Self Storage also contributes to other organizations which benefit and serve the San Diego community at large. The Fisher House Foundation is best known for a network of comfort homes where military and veterans’ families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment.

These homes are located at major military and VA medical centers nationwide, close to the medical center or hospital they serve. Fisher Houses have up to 21 suites, with private bedrooms and baths. Families share a common kitchen, laundry facilities, a warm dining room and an inviting living room. Fisher House Foundation ensures that there is never a lodging fee. Since inception, the program has saved military and veterans’ families an estimated $320 million in out of pocket costs for lodging and transportation.

SDSS worked with the Fisher House team to assess their needs, and during initial visits to the project site, decided that an enhancement of their back patio would be a worthwhile donation. A simple plan that was maintenance free, and which used drought tolerant plants was approved. SDSS worked on the project July 19th - 21st, and teams of 4-5 San Diego Self Storage employees took turns dedicating their time and passion to the project. Mulch was placed on the ground and two redwood, raised planter boxes were installed. Each planter box was filled with sand, decorative rocks and a few succulent plants. The idea evolved into a kind of Zen garden where adults and children can place the rocks on the white sand and rake the sand to form interesting designs. “We are very proud of the project, and hope that it brings great joy to those who seek its comfort. We look forward to our next project with Fisher House in the very near future,” said SDSS Managing Partner, J. Terry Aston.

About San Diego Self Storage

Founded in 1972, San Diego Self Storage is one of the largest self-storage providers in San Diego County with a network of 17 neighborhood self-storage facilities and additional facilities in Los Angeles and Orange County. The company offers small personal units and multiple larger units for commercial accounts. In addition, San Diego Self Storage offers a unique “1st Year Price Guarantee” along with discounts to active militarily personnel and their families, as well as senior citizens. For further information, call (858) 909-0090 or visit

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