PODS® Houston Helps Keep Power Living Missions’ Community Garden Project Rooted

Posted by MiniCo on Dec 7, 2012 12:00:00 AM

PODS® Houston Helps Keep Power Living Missions’ Community Garden Project Rooted

PODS® Houston, a moving and storage company, is lending a green thumb by donating a reliable PODS® container to help support the Power Living Missions’ new community garden project in historic neighborhood of Independence Heights, Texas. The project aims to improve nutrition, reduce hunger, provide income and bring residents together to help keep the neighborhood a nutritious place to live.

During the project, PODS will serve as an on-site staging ground for the volunteers to have access to gardening tools and equipment as they help plant organic vegetables just in time for spring. The donation from PODS Houston will help save Power Living Mission thousands of dollars in moving and storage logistics.

“When my wife and I heard about the community garden project, we were excited to

participate and help out as well as to provide a PODS® container for storage purposes,” said Phil Dvorak, managing partner for PODS Houston. “We are honored to support the Independence Heights gardening project so that residents can come together to have fresh produce and maintain a healthy lifestyle.”

Currently, donations are strongly needed for organic top soil and the public is encouraged to supply soil in order for the vegetables to grow properly. Community gardens also help children eat a more nutrient-rich diet than non-gardening families, promote physical activity, educate children and adults about nutrition, and help fight off crime.

“The community garden will help provide food security for the underserved families in Independence Heights and serve as a restoration of community pride,” said Yvette Leno, board member for Power Living Missions. “We look forward to making a difference in Independence Heights through sustainable community gardening and thank PODS Houston for donating their moving and storage services as we move the community forward through this support.”

For more information about the nonprofits PODS Houston serves, visit: https://www.pods.co/houston_community.aspx.

About PODS Houston

PODS Houston is one of the largest independently-owned franchises of PODS Enterprises in the country and is the leading provider of moving and storage services to residents and businesses throughout the greater Houston area. PODS Houston is locally owned and operated and began serving Houston-area residents in 2003.

Each year, PODS Houston donates moving and storage solutions for over 20 Houston-area charities in support of their contributions to the community. The Salvation Army, Houston Arts Alliance, the YMCA and Toys for Tots are among the many organizations PODS Houston partners with annually.

Founded in 1998, the PODS network currently provides moving and storage services to more than 250 million consumers in 48 U.S. states, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom through its company-owned and independent franchise network. To date, the PODS network has completed more than 400,000 long-distance relocations, exceeded 2 million deliveries and has more than 145,000 PODS® containers in service.

PODS® secure containers are made in the U.S.A. and are constructed of a steel frame and specially designed marine-grade aluminum skin panels. The roofs are a translucent durable polymer material that allows ambient light to pass through – illuminating the inside for easy loading. Our weather-resistant containers also have a lockable steel roll-up door and have been tested to withstand winds of 110-mph when partially loaded.

About Power Living Missions, Inc.

Power Living Mission, Inc. (PLMI) is a faith-based charitable corporation recognized by the IRS. We are committed to minister to hurting humanity. We at PLMI seek to fulfill our Christian duties by ministering to the hungry, the disadvantaged, the prisoners, the sick and the homeless according to Matthew 25:35-36.

PLMI has been established since December 1999 and consists of a seven-member board. Together these members represent over 75 years of capability in community building.

About Beauty’s Garden

The garden sits on a corner lot near Interstate 45 South and 610 East. It spans 70-by-70 in green space now building to be a main attraction on the busy thoroughfare of Airline Drive. It is a work in progress that continues to be improved. A limited number of raised garden beds will encompass the perimeter with garden rows filling in the center. This design will help realize the greatest yield of harvest production. Applications are being accepted for the limited number of raised beds that will be installed. The beds will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. To sponsor a plot for a deserving family, the monthly maintenance fee is $10 per month.