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Whirlwind Storage Opens in Hurricane By Justin Waybright

HURRICANE - Whirlwind Storage celebrated its grand opening Nov. 17. The staff at the 210-unit storage facility shared the special day with more than 50 people. The event was not only about the opening of a new business, but the opening of hearts to children in need. Workers at Whirlwind Storage partnered with Children’s Home Society of W. Va. during the celebration. Many children from the non-profit organization toured the new facility, enjoyed popcorn, pizza and games. Mindie Dillon, a Mentoring Program Coordinator for Children’s Home Society, showed her appreciation to Whirlwind Storage. Her group is based out of Charleston. It serves children ages 12-19. It is one of 13 sites in the state that offer children and teens a safe place to stay. “These people are generous to open their doors for donations,” Dillon said. “They‘re showing they really care about their community.” Workers at Whirlwind filled

Owner Tom Good, manager Carlie Beaman and Children’s Home Society Representative Mindie Dillon cut the ribbon during the grand opening of Whirlwind Storage in Hurricane. The business teamed with Children’s Home Society of WV to help donate and supply children and teens with food, toys, clothing and basic necessities. Photo by Justin Waybright. some storage units with donations including: food, furniture, clothing, toys, blankets and other items. “We want the children to have the same things as other teens have,” Dillon said. After speaking with the children, Whirlwind Storage workers led the group outside for the grand opening and ribbon cutting. “Thank you all for coming to

celebrate this with us,” said Manager Carlie Beaman. Seconds later, she cut a large red ribbon, officially welcoming Whirlwind Storage to Hurricane. It took workers nearly six months to complete construction for this facility. Owner Tom Good was pleased with the work that got his storage units ready for business. He believes Whirlwind Storage will thrive in Putnam County.

Workers at Whirlwind Storage smile for a picture inside their storage facility, during the grand opening Nov. 17. Their facility features 210 units, U-Haul service and a 24-7 kiosk for renting. Photo by Justin Waybright. “This area is very appealing to us,” Good said. “It’s a good location for a gated facility that has a lot of security and climate controlled units.” Whirlwind Storage offers onsite management, U-Haul service

and a 24-7 kiosk for renting units. “There is no other storage facility like this in the county,” he said. This business will accept donations for the Children's Home Society through Dec. 20. For more information call (304) 397-5445.

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