Door to Door Storage Joins SEED to Assist in Sustainable Home Retrofit for Disabled Athlete

Seattle, WA (PressExposure) October 29, 2009 -- Door to Door, a leading national provider of portable container storage and moving, will join with the University of San Diego (USD) School of Business Administration (SBA) to participate in its 2009 Sustainable Environment Enterprise Development (SEED) project. The goal of SEED is to retrofit the house of Skip Gleavey, an accomplished tri-athlete, marathon runner, and 100-mile biker to make it accessible. In the past five years, Skip has battled—and survived—significant challenges including a massive heart attack, Stage 4 Follicular Lymphoma and recently a devastating biking accident that left him paralyzed.

“The feelings of self-worth, pride and dignity are priceless. Because of SEED, I can now look forward to the future,” shares Skip Gleavey, accomplished tri-athlete and marathon runner. “For the first time since the accident that left me paralyzed, I will now be able to function independently and lighten the burden on others. It also allows me to regain some of my self-esteem that I lost when I became incapacitated. “

Door to Door’s San Diego branch will donate all portable storage containers, transportation fees and off-site storage plus a majority of the packing supplies for the project. The storage containers delivered on October 13th will be used by Skip and his wife to accommodate their furnishings and possessions until completion of the project in November.

Twelve years ago, the USD SBA started an annual outreach project titled “Thanksgiving House”. Renamed SEED, it teaches graduate and undergraduate students the tools and techniques of project management by having students plan and implement a house renovation using “green” materials.

“This is the 13th project USD SBA students have participated in to dramatically change the lives of senior or disabled San Diegans to create safe, secure and accessible environments,” said Barbara E. Withers, Ph.D., Professor of Project and Operations Management, USD School of Business Administration. “Door to Door’s support is vital as it enables us to enhance the lives of community members that need assistance.”

“Door to Door is honored to once again assist in a SEED project, this time with the goal of helping Skip Gleavey to be more independent,”,” said Annette Jacobs, president and CEO, Door to Door Storage. “We are dedicated to participating in the communities we serve and involvement in a project such as this makes our work more meaningful.”

Work on the SEED project will take place on October 31, November 1, November 7 and November 8. The project can be followed at and on Facebook.

Costs of the renovation project are not covered by USD, so raising the funds to cover all expenses is vital. To make a donation, volunteer and learn more about SEED and the 2009 Skip Gleavey project please visit

About Door to Door Storage Inc.

Founded in 1996, Door to Door Storage Inc. pioneered a convenient, secure and cost effective alternative to traditional self-storage and household moving. Using an environmentally-friendly container design, Door to Door provides options for temporary or long-term storage and moving services for home and business customers.

Door to Door operates in more than 20 U.S. metropolitan markets with its corporate headquarters located in Kent, Washington. For more information, visit the company website at

About SEED and the University of San Diego

The Thanksgiving House project, renamed SEED (Sustainable Environment Enterprise Development), began twelve years ago to teach graduate and undergraduate students the tools and techniques of project management. Students plan and implement a house renovation project while strengthening their sense of social responsibility. Over the years, University of San Diego School of Business Administration students have dramatically changed the lives of senior or disabled San Diegans by remodeling their houses to provide safe, secure, and accessible environments.

SEED’s new vision is to create environmentally conscious private and public spaces. Graduate and undergraduate students will collaborate to achieve SEED’s three-fold objectives: teach students project management tools; improve the quality of life of deserving San Diegans; plus utilize sustainable building practices, methods, and “green” materials. To learn more, please visit

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Press Release Submitted On: October 28, 2009 at 5:24 pm
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