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 battledâand survivedâsignificant challenges including a massive heart attack, Stage 4 Follicular Lymphoma and recently a devastating biking accident that left him paralyzed.
âThe feelings of self-worth, pride and dignity are priceless. Because of SEED, I can now look forward to the future,â shares Skip Gleavey, accomplished tri-athlete and marathon runner. âFor 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. â
Door to Doorâs 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 âThanksgiving Houseâ. 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 âgreenâ materials.
âThis 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,â said Barbara E. Withers, Ph.D., Professor of Project and Operations Management, USD School of Business Administration. âDoor to Doorâs support is vital as it enables us to enhance the lives of community members that need assistance.â
âDoor 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,â,â said Annette Jacobs, president and CEO, Door to Door Storage. âWe are dedicated to participating in the communities we serve and involvement in a project such as this makes our work more meaningful.â
Work on the SEED project will take place on October 31, November 1, November 7 and November 8. The project can be followed at http://twitter.com/seedsandiego 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 http://www.SEEDSanDiego.org.