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Southwest Mobile Storage - Best Mobile Storage & Office Containers In Venice Beach, CA

Southwest Mobile Storage is a family-owned shipping container business founded in 1995. Our strength for more than 25 years comes from the specialized knowledge and passion of our people, along with serving over 24,000 commercial, construction and residential customers. Our facility and expertise in maintaining, manufacturing, and delivering corrugated steel containers is unrivaled in the industry.

While the rental side of our business is regional with branches throughout the Southwest, our container sales and modification operations are nationwide and becoming global. Venice Beach, CA offers a wide selection of portable offices and mobile storage containers you can rent, buy or modify.

Our experts in container rental, sales and customization are committed to providing you the highest quality and best experience from service to delivery - our reputation depends on it.

Whether your need is for storage, office space, moving, multi-purpose or custom use, we've got your back. Here's how:

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NO MATTER YOUR NEED, WE'VE GOT YOUR BACK.

STORE AT YOUR LOCATION

We bring your storage container to you for convenient, easy access at your home, business or jobsite. Plus, you'll get more choice in storage space and better security, for a fraction of the cost of a pod or add on building, saving money and energy.

STORE AT OUR LOCATION

Not enough room to keep a storage container at your business, home or construction site? No problem - we can store it for you. Plus, you get 70% more space and better security, for a fraction of the cost of public storage units.

CUSTOM STORAGE

Need a permanent storage solution for your business, residence or construction? We sell new and used shipping containers in many sizes with a variety of add-ons. Or customize a container to your specific storage needs with our certified fabrication experts.

LOCAL MOVE

Take your time packing with our moving containers. We'll deliver to your business or home and pick it up whenever you're ready to move. So, you don't have to stress about moving or making multiple trips in one day, like if you rented a moving truck.

LONG-DISTANCE MOVE

Our moving container solutions ensure the long-distance move of your home or business is highly efficient and affordable throughout the southwest. In fact, we usually cost 20%-40% less than full-service movers.

MOVING & STORAGE

We understand move-in and move-out dates might be different. We can store your moving container at our highly secure facilities until you're ready to move to your new home or business location, and you can conveniently access it at any time.

OFFICE USE

Whether you need a workspace, conference room, or other office requirement, our ground-mounted mobile offices meet any and all of your business needs. Plus, it's faster and easier than building additions.

BUSINESS USE

If you need your shipping container to serve multiple uses, such as office-storage combos, breakrooms and even utilities, we've got you covered. We'll modify a custom container to fit your business needs and bring your business to the next level

CUSTOM USE

We'll create a custom container to fit your unique needs anywhere in the US. With our container modification expertise, we make any idea a reality. From pop-up stores to multi-story structures, our unrivaled facilities and fabrication experts do it all.

You'll get your own dedicated storage and container expert to serve as your one point of contact for easy, convenient service you can trust.
With our wide selection of intermodal containers for sale and rent, you'll find exactly what you need, from size, to type and condition.
We maintain our rental fleet to the highest standard - our integrity depends on it.
Our certified, experienced Conex container modification experts have more than 500 years combined experience modifying ISO containers.
All of our containers come with high security dual-locking system for no additional charge, so you can rest assured your stored items stay safe and that you don't have to pay extra for it.
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At our unrivaled 90,000 sq ft indoor fabrication facility, ensuring your custom shipping container is made exactly to your specifications.
With our level of service, quality and expertise, you won't find a better value anywhere else.
Our portable offices include lighting and electrical outlets, internet hookups, HVAC and were crafted by our in-house steel container fabrication experts for top-quality construction.

Premium Quality - High Security

With Southwest Mobile Storage, you get much more than a POD or typical Conex box. You also get high security, unparalleled service and unmatched container modification expertise and facilities. No other company offers that much.

Shipping containers and storage containers come in a range of sizes. The most common external lengths are 20ft and 40ft with a width of 8ft. ISO Containers are typically 8ft 6in tall, but high cube containers are 9ft 6in tall. We also have steel containers in a variety of sizes from 10ft long to 45ft long to rent or buy, and we can modify shipping containers into any size you want.

 Rent Storage Containers Venice Beach, CA

SMS Mobile Storage Containers have these high quality features:

1/8" thick steel plate bottom side rails
High strength steel supporting cross members
1 1/8" thick hardwood floor with galvanized self-tapping screws
16-gauge corrugated steel walls
16-gauge roof
270-degree swing cargo door(s)
High security dual-locking system*
Spot-grinded, primed & repainted with a beige high-grade water reducible alkyd direct-to-metal enamel*
* Comes standard on all rental units

SMS portable workspace containers have these structural features:

High security window bars, lever & deadbolt set with lock box
Studs & R-19 Insulation covered with wood paneling
1 1/8" marine board floor is covered with a durable single part gray epoxy coating
Dual pane low-E horizontal sliding windows with screens and miniblinds
18 Gauge steel polystyrene core 3-hour fire rated personnel door
All of our workspaces are manufactured in-house and arrive new or restored to factory specifications
Exterior load center operating on 100 Amp single phase 230 Volt power
Light switch, receptacles and 4' light fixtures; all wiring is Romex 12/2
CAT-6 voice and data lines with electrical junction box
HVAC units ranging from 1 ton to 2 ton on rentals; ability to customize up to 10 tons of cooling

Having flexible storage containers options is important, but security is crucial to protect your peace of mind and your possessions.

At Southwest Mobile Storage, we don't believe in leaving things to chance. We want you to rest easy knowing your inventory, documents, tools, equipment and other items are safe 24/7. That is why we equip SMS high-security slide bolt locking systems and lockboxes on our entire fleet of rental freight containers.

EVERY ONE OF OUR MOBILE STORAGE CONTAINERS FOR RENT IN Venice Beach, CA, INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING SAFETY MEASURES:

High-security slide-bolt locking system and extra-long lock box, giving you twice the security and peace of mind.
No holes to ensure your rental shipping container is wind and water-tight.
No rust for your safety.
14-gauge corrugated steel for strength and reinforcement.

Contact us to speak with a helpful, friendly representative to better understand our full range of capabilities. We are happy to answer any questions you have, go over pricing and set up a time and place to deliver your Conex box. Our quotes are 100% free and you are under no obligation to pay for your consultation.

COMMERCIAL STORAGE CONTAINERS TO RENT, BUY OR MODIFY IN Venice Beach, CA

When you own a business or manage one, it's crucial to have efficient, affordable ways to store inventory and supplies, whether it's to grow your business or adapt to changes in the market, like the many caused by the pandemic.

Renting storage containers to keep at your business eliminates the cost and hassles of sending your staff to offsite storage facilities. Steel containers with roll up doors make storing and retrieving items faster and easier. Auto repair shops and other businesses that need easy access throughout the workday to secure storage for tools, parts, equipment or supplies find renting shipping containers to be the best solution for their business storage needs. Southwest Mobile Storage has your back.

 Storage Containers For Rent Venice Beach, CA

Renting portable offices gives your business more workspace, breakrooms, pop up stores, security booths and more, without the cost and red tape associated with constructing building additions. Plus, a steel storage container fits neatly into one parking space and provides much stronger security than Pods and way more convenience than self-storage units.

If you have a specific need, we can modify shipping containers to build whatever you need to grow your business. Whether it's a portable workspace to run your business, like a pop-up container bar, or a durable facility for scientific research, like a container laboratory, or even a container gym, our unrivaled fabrication facility and modification experts got you covered. Our full-time, in-house staff of certified welders, engineers, electricians, carpenters and painters have over 500 years combined experience modifying thousands of container projects for just about any business use you can imagine.

WHETHER YOUR BUSINESS IS COMMERCIAL, HEALTHCARE, GOVERNMENT OR EDUCATION, OR YOUR INTEREST IS TO RENT, BUY OR MODIFY SHIPPING CONTAINERS, SMS HAS YOU COVERED:

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Offsite storage alternatives cause a mess of hassles and headaches. Expanding office space and storage capacity at your location saves time, money and hassle of making multiple trips offsite.
We offer more choice in security, size and features in steel Conex boxes or ISO shipping containers than a public storage unit or Pod for less cost and far greater service.
We offer flexible, month-to-month rental agreements and prorate by the day after your first 28-day billing cycle.
With us, you get a dedicated account manager you can rely on, so you can focus on running your business than waste time with a different person every time you call that doesn't know or care as much.
While other companies may have some staff for modifying containers, most outsource the work, so you don't know who is actually doing the modifications or how much they're marking up the price.
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When you modify a shipping container for your business, you won't have to worry about expensive, lengthy and complicated construction.
We have modified thousands of containers nationwide and internationally for more than 25 years for NASA, US Navy, GCP Applied Technologies, Helix and Sundt to name a few. And rent containers to Amazon, Walmart and many of other nationally recognized brands.
Our extensive staff makes it possible to custom build multiple projects simultaneously and our 90,000 sq ft indoor fabrication facility prevents contaminants from interfering with fabrication, which delivers better quality and precision.

CUSTOM CONTAINERS FOR YOUR HOME IN Venice Beach, CA

Building additions to your home can be very expensive and requires going through the hassle of securing permits and waiting for construction. You can save money, time and stress by modifying a shipping container instead. Whether you need additional space for a home gym, recreation or storage, we can convert steel containers into anything you can imagine. Our custom container gyms, man-caves or she-sheds, garages and more give you the extra space you need without the hassle, cost and wait that comes with home renovation.

Renting shipping containers for temporary storage, either when moving or dealing with restoration from a fire or flood, provides a secure, convenient way to keep your belongings close for accessing them whenever you need to. Plus, renting mobile storage containers for moving costs less than traditional movers and allows you to take your time packing, reducing the stress that comes from moving. You can also rent portable offices for your home to make working remotely distraction-free.

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HERE'S WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE US TO RENT, BUY OR MODIFY A SHIPPING CONTAINER FOR YOUR HOME:

With an extensive in-house staff and 90,000 sq ft container modification facility, we're able to deliver consistently high quality and work on multiple projects simultaneously for a fast turnaround.

Other companies don't have the facility, staff or resources to modify shipping containers and will outsource the work to various shops who may not have the special experience or tools needed to modify the right way.

You can rest assured knowing your custom container is safe in our hands. Our certified weld and quality control inspectors ensure everything is structurally sound and built to your specifications through every step of the process.

Renting a moving container from us makes your move much less stressful because you won't have to rush to pack your whole house into a moving truck in one day. Instead, you can take your time packing over the course of a month.

Our ISO shipping containers are weatherproof and come with vault-like security, so you don't have to worry about theft or damage to your belongings.

You won't get that level of security from U-Haul or other moving truck companies.

Renting a storage container at your home keeps your belongings close and gives you convenient 24/7 access, so you're always able to retrieve the contents of your container when you need to.

We know move in and move out dates don't always line up. We can store your packed rental container at our secure facility until your new home is ready.

With our mobile storage containers for rent in Venice Beach, CA, you can save up to 40% when compared to full-service long-distance movers, while gaining more flexibility in your schedule.

MOBILE STORAGE CONTAINERS & PORTABLE OFFICES TO RENT, BUY OR MODIFY IN Venice Beach, CA

We know your needs may change suddenly. With our extensive inventory and variety of sizes of portable offices and shipping containers to rent, buy or modify in Venice Beach, CA, we provide fast service and the best value possible so it's easy for you to get whatever you need when you need it.

Renting storage containers and portable offices from us gives you more flexibility when it comes to your schedule and options. If you don't have enough space at your current location or simply would prefer offsite storage, you can keep your rental storage and office containers at your location or ours - whichever is most convenient for you. You also get more options to choose from when it comes to size and features, like portable offices with divided rooms for private meetings or office/storage combos for storage and office space in one container. All while costing a fraction of the price of a pod or self-storage facility.

You can also buy new or used freight containers from us and choose from a variety of add-ons, including lights, electricity, doors and windows. Or fully customize a shipping container to save time, money and energy by skipping the expensive, lengthy process of constructing building additions. We can modify a Conex box into whatever you can imagine for any use you need, from construction tool cribs to office buildings, monitoring stations, mobile communication towers and much more. The possibilities are endless.

HERE'S HOW WE'VE GOT YOUR BACK:

You'll never face hidden fees or surprises with us. We give you transparent billing up front at the best prices.

With us, you get a reliable, dedicated point of contact, who keeps you updated every step of the way. You can rest assured knowing you'll always get what you need, when you need it.

No other company has the breadth and depth of staff and experience that we do when it comes to modifying shipping containers. Our certified welders, engineers, electricians, plumbers, carpenters and painters have more than 500 years of combined experience in fabricating custom steel containers.

We prorate your rent by the day after the first 28-day billing cycle, so you don't have to pay for a full month when you only have your mobile containers and offices for a few days.

While other companies may be able to do small container modifications, most don't have an in-house fabrication staff or 90,000 sq ft fabrication facility like we do. As a result, they outsource the work on your custom container, so you don't know who's actually building it.

Rest assured knowing your modified shipping container will be built to the highest quality standards. Our certified weld and quality control inspectors check every step of the fabrication process to ensure everything is structurally sound and built to your specifications.

HOW RENTING A STORAGE CONTAINER AND MOBILE OFFICE WORKS

Whether you're in need of a storage container for your commercial business, a portable office for your construction site, or a moving container for your home, our process is simple and straightforward.

Choose Your Container

Choose the mobile storage solution that works best for your needs. In this step, you will let us know the number of containers you need, their sizes and what types of doors to equip.

Choose Your Options

Let us know if you would like to add any of our rental options, like a folding table or shelving.

Choose Your Security

Choose from padlocks, puck locks and other enhanced security options. All of our storage containers come standard with dual-locking, vault-like security.

Choose Your Delivery Timeframe

You can expect standard delivery within 3-5 days of your order. If you need expedited delivery, we will do everything in our power to accommodate your needs.

Pick-Up Planning

Do you need to keep your shipping container at our location? Prefer to have our team deliver your packed container to a location of your choice? Let us know, and we'll be by your side to work out the logistics.

HOW RENTING A STORAGE CONTAINER AND MOBILE OFFICE WORKS

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DETERMINE DESTINATION

Let our team know where we should deliver your mobile storage container for rent in Venice Beach, CA. Be sure to let us know if there are any special conditions that might prevent our drivers from entering your chosen destination. Before you schedule your delivery, let us know which direction you would like the doors of your container to face.

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SCHEDULE DATE & TIME

Our drivers can deliver your storage container Monday-Friday, between the hours of 6AM and 2PM local time. Our two-hour delivery window is the most precise in the industry. If you desire another delivery time outside of our standard delivery options, we will do our best to accommodate your needs. As a courtesy, our driver will call you at least 30 minutes before they arrive at your drop-off destination.

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PREPARE FOR YOUR MOBILE STORAGE CONTAINER DELIVERY

Before we deliver your Conex box, prepare your delivery area by ensuring that there are no low overhangs, arches, wires, trees or any other obstacles that could interfere with your delivery. It's a good idea to mark the space where you would like your steel container placed.

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DELIVERY & SETUP

When our driver arrives, they will back our truck into the space where you would like your shipping container placed. Once we arrive, we will ensure that your container is delivered safely and securely. If placed on asphalt or pavement, we will use wood dunnage pads to make sure your ground surface is protected and the container is level.

HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT MOBILE CONTAINERS TO Rent, Buy OR Modify IN Venice Beach, CA?

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Latest News in Venice Beach, CA

Beloved Venice Restaurant James' Beach Closes

VENICE, CA — After 27 years of serving visitors and the Venice community, beloved restaurant James' Beach, featured in the 2009 comedy "I Love You, Man" starring Paul Rudd and Jason Segel, is closing its doors for good as the owners look toward their future.As a part of the restaurant's final efforts to close, the owners are holding an estate sale and silent auction of some of the most iconic pie...

VENICE, CA — After 27 years of serving visitors and the Venice community, beloved restaurant James' Beach, featured in the 2009 comedy "I Love You, Man" starring Paul Rudd and Jason Segel, is closing its doors for good as the owners look toward their future.

As a part of the restaurant's final efforts to close, the owners are holding an estate sale and silent auction of some of the most iconic pieces that made James' Beach so special. Everything from T-shirts to bar stools to paintings created by co-owner Daniel Samakow is available to purchase.

"We really wanted people who wanted to have a connection with what we have been doing for the last 27 years to have something that they can move on to remind them of some of the good times," Samakow said.

James' Beach officially started on Sept. 18, 1996, and exactly 27 years later on Sept. 18, 2022 Samakow and his partner James Evans ended the final shift. Former employee Alaina Zanotti, who worked at the restaurant 20 years ago, said it felt like a parent was dying when she heard James' Beach was closing.

Zanotti said that despite being away from the restaurant for so long, she thinks of it often as she has met some of her best friends and had some of her best memories there, including when she got married there.

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"It's like this place was the bookends of my life," Zanotti said. "You know the best thing from it was the people and the friendships will always still be there even if the building isn't."

In its final days, Samakow said his and Evans' focus was on connecting with the community they have served for so long. They held a "Gaywatch" party as a final celebration for the LGBTQ community to connect back to their beginnings.

Going forward, Samakow said he and Evans wanted to try something new. There was no specific reason that James' Beach had to close, according to Samakow, but the couple thought it was time to devote themselves to new projects.

"I do like painting also, and I kind of want to do that," Samakow said. "We've just done it for 27 years and it was like, let's try something new, you know."

So far, a lot of items have been sold through the estate sale, but there is still time to snag sentimental pieces that remind you of the good times. The last day of the sale is Wednesday, Sept. 28 and will go until 6 p.m.

As James' Beach moves on, Samakow said another neighborhood restaurant will fill its place soon enough. He said he's hopeful that the community will embrace the new restaurant, which he couldn't announce just yet, and be something that Venice will be happy with.

"It kind of was part of our mission to be part of a neighborhood get-together place," Samakow said. "And we fulfilled that mission that you know and got everybody through COVID"

Tents return to Venice Beach after massive homeless encampment cleared last year

The tents have returned to Venice Beach, almost exactly a year after the world-famous boardwalk was cleared.Dozens of tents are back up, after nearly 200 people were matched with housing when the encampment was cleared last summer.This summer, Venice locals say they've counted about 120 people living on the beach again."It's illegal to ...

The tents have returned to Venice Beach, almost exactly a year after the world-famous boardwalk was cleared.

Dozens of tents are back up, after nearly 200 people were matched with housing when the encampment was cleared last summer.

This summer, Venice locals say they've counted about 120 people living on the beach again.

"It's illegal to be out there but we can see right now there's something like 22 tents out there right now," Venice resident Mark Ryavec said.

Just a few weeks ago, an encampment near the Venice library was cleared, and homeless advocates say it was inevitable that people would make their way back to the beach.

"Now they swept the library and put up a fence and people are going back to the boardwalk and Venice residents are shocked?" homeless advocate Mark Horvath said. "Come on."

Ryavec says he's not shocked, simply frustrated. He leads the Venice Stakeholders Association, a group critical of the way that the city has managed homelessness. He says there's only one overnight enforcement team getting people off the sand and is eyeing a change in city leadership come November to set things straight.

"And the elected officials won't see this as a civil right issue but will see this as a housing and treatment issue," Ryavec said. "Because as long as it's all about the rights of the homeless to do whatever they want we will never get out of this."

The focus on housing is actually something Horvath can agree on. Horvath runs a media group that has been documenting the homeless crisis in Los Angeles for more than a decade, and he says the city doesn't have nearly the services or housing it needs — and getting people off the beach or out of a park is not enough if there's nowhere to go.

"If we just keep pushing people from neighborhood to neighborhood without getting people into housing and reducing homeless numbers, I don't even want to think about the homelessness we're going to see in a year of five years," Horvath said.

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Botched Venice Homeless Count Raises Concerns About Accuracy: Report

The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority's 2022 homeless count shows data that is vastly different from the reality, residents say.VENICE, CA — The apparent inaccuracy of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority's 2022 homeless count, conducted in February, led Venice residents to question if the annual point-in-time count really helps people.In the northwest corner of Venice, LAHSA reported no unsheltered people despite it being known as a place with a heavy density of homelessness. In 2020 LAHSA reported more th...

The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority's 2022 homeless count shows data that is vastly different from the reality, residents say.

VENICE, CA — The apparent inaccuracy of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority's 2022 homeless count, conducted in February, led Venice residents to question if the annual point-in-time count really helps people.

In the northwest corner of Venice, LAHSA reported no unsheltered people despite it being known as a place with a heavy density of homelessness. In 2020 LAHSA reported more than 500 people were unsheltered in the same area.

Though a statement released by LAHSA on Friday doubled down on the integrity of the count, residents and professional surveyors from Rand Corp. said their own tallies don't reflect the same results.

“During the Count, we received several reports of user and technological errors resulting from a lack of training and poor internet connectivity,” said Ahmad Chapman, LAHSA’s communications director, in the statement. “Despite these errors, we are confident in the accuracy of this year’s homeless Count because LAHSA and its partners took several steps to account for what was happening in the field.”

This week, Los Angeles City Council President Nury Martinez introduced two motions calling for an audit of this year's count, counts of prior years and an evaluation of whether future counts should be handled by a third party.

Martinez's motions cite the city-wide disparities in the count compared to the last one conducted in 2020. The most extreme differences were shown in a west San Fernando Valley district, showing an 80 percent increase, and in the Westside district, which includes Venice, which shows a 40 percent decrease.

The questionable numbers shown in the Venice count would take the reported decrease of 38.5 percent, which Councilman Mike Bonin credited to "the largest and most successful place-based homelessness intervention programs in Los Angeles, moving nearly 300 people indoors from tents on Venice Beach and in Westchester Park," on Twitter to a 29 percent improvement.

Still, residents who see streets lined with RVs and tents say their confidence in the count is dwindling, and suggest a different method is needed to better represent the homeless population.

Councilman Bob Blumenfield told the LA Times that he was mystified by the 60 percent increase in unsheltered people shown in his district in the San Fernando Valley despite more than 200 people moving off the street and into a shelter.

“I go out in our community for homeless outreach at least once a month, and my staff is on the streets every day,” Blumenfield said in a statement. “The increase of people who are unsheltered per the LAHSA Count does not reflect the reality that we see. More transparency over this process would be incredibly welcomed because we are simply not getting answers that add up.”

Read more from the Los Angeles Times: Los Angeles homeless count raises doubts about accuracy. Is it time for a new way?

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‘Ongoing work’: 200 people relocated from Venice Beach Boardwalk amid monthslong homeless encampment cleanup

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.Seven months after a $5 million program was launched to clean up Venice Beach’s sprawling homeless encampment, many have been placed in permanent or interim housing, but the work remains ongoing.The CEO of St. Joseph Center, the nonprofit tasked by the city to clean the Venice Boardwalk, spoke to KTLA Friday about the progress that’s been made so far.&ldquo...

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Seven months after a $5 million program was launched to clean up Venice Beach’s sprawling homeless encampment, many have been placed in permanent or interim housing, but the work remains ongoing.

The CEO of St. Joseph Center, the nonprofit tasked by the city to clean the Venice Boardwalk, spoke to KTLA Friday about the progress that’s been made so far.

“We know there’s so much more to do,” Va Lecia Adams Kellum, Ph.D., says. “We’re really glad we started this process.”

St. Joseph Center is working to provide a pathway to permanent homes for people who were living in the encampments.

“We showed if you can go into a space and connect with people sincerely and offer them both interim and permanent housing, they say yes,” Adams Kellum says.

The nonprofit reports that 213 people were relocated from the beach, and now 88 are in interim housing like motel rooms, 78 are permanently housed and 47 left housing.

“Obviously there are going to be people who need additional support, additional mental health services,” Adams Kellum explains.

There are a number of different programs funding the permanent housing, but typically it’s government-subsidized and the tenant pays 1/3 of their income, whether that’s from their salary or something like a disability payment, according to St. Joseph Center.

For 67-year-old Luke Harris, a Vietnam veteran, the program worked out well.

“This is my house. This is my yard,” Harris proudly told KTLA while pointing to his new residence.

Harris moved from a plot of sand on the boardwalk to a shared apartment in South Los Angeles. He explained that accepting help to get off the boardwalk was an easy choice for him “because that’s what I was asking for, that’s what I desired.”

His roommate David Cruz didn’t want to leave the beach at first. But now says he loves his new residence.

“I love it, I love it,” Cruz says. “I like being comfortable at night when I go to sleep.”

Back in Venice, some residents say there is still work to be done.

Cari Bjelajac of the Venice Boardwalk Action Committee explains that while many were able to get indoors and start to change their lives, “It’s sort of an unfinished job.”

She says of those that still remain unhoused and in apparent mental health crisis near Ocean Front Walk, “They’re not able to get the mental health and drug help they need, which is critical to making change in their lives and to helping the community heal.”

“You can’t put a fence around the beach. It’s huge, right? And so we have to be out here every day, connecting with people who are hurting and we see it as ongoing work.” Kellum said.

Boxed Water™ and Brand Partners Turn Their Attention to Venice Beach, CA to Celebrate World Oceans Day 2022

HOLLAND, Mich., June 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Boxed Water Is Better® – the most renewable packaged water alternative to plastic bottles – is celeb...

HOLLAND, Mich., June 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Boxed Water Is Better® – the most renewable packaged water alternative to plastic bottles – is celebrating World Oceans Day by bringing together brands in hospitality, food and beverage and apparel to host a beach cleanup in Venice Beach, California on June 11 and give away a prize package of nearly $3,500 in goods. The matter of caring for our oceans is more vital than ever as recent data shows the alarming rate at which plastic consumption is increasing while recycling has decreased to 5% in recent years. Through an ongoing partnership with Ocean Blue Project to clean 3,000 miles of beaches, Boxed Water™ is proud to support their work to conserve and rehabilitate the world's oceans, rivers and beaches.

"World Oceans Day is extremely important to us at Boxed Water™; sustainability is at the heart of our company and these partnerships are designed to help us spread awareness and action today and every day," said Rob Koenen, Chief Revenue Officer of Boxed Water. "We are thrilled to continue our efforts in hosting beach cleanups and other events that contribute to a more sustainable future."

In honor of World Oceans Day, Boxed Water™ is partnering with like-minded brands to give away a weekend for two in wellness and sustainability-minded Venice Beach! Boxed Water™ hopes to demonstrate to brands that small steps make a big impact, and through our collective efforts, we can "pass" on single-use plastic. Several local and international brands including Hotel Erwin, Alaska Airlines, Art of Tea, SkinnyDipped, Joseph and Alexander Swimwear and Jeni's Ice Creams will work as partners in the giveaway running June 8 through July 15. Consumers can enter to win through the Boxed Water website.

Venice Beach is world-famous for being the playground by the sea for Southern Californians. With the Venice Beach Boardwalk being the second most-visited destination in Southern California, hosting an average of ten million visitors each year, the team members and friends from Boxed Water™, Hotel Erwin, Alaska Airlines, Art of Tea, SkinnyDipped, Joseph and Alexander Swimwear and Jeni's Ice Cream will meet in person on June 11th to get their hands dirty and clean this celebrated SoCal spot. These brands and the people behind them understand the importance of leading and participating in community events that will leave Venice better than they found it. Boxed Water™ encourages people to clean up treasured locations in their own local communities this World Oceans Day.

"Partnering with Boxed Water™ has been pivotal in continuing to keep our oceans clean and spreading awareness regarding the pollution of our beaches," said , founder of Ocean Blue Project. "To date, our organization has removed more than 240,000 pounds of microplastics from beaches, and Boxed Water™ has helped make those efforts a reality. They can provide other brands the framework to help host essential beach cleanups."

Boxed Water™ pledged to clean 3,000 miles around the country with the Ocean Blue Project, helping to ensure that the plastic from beaches does not end up in our oceans. A heartbreaking 8.8 million metric tons of plastic wind up in our oceans and beaches every year, making World Oceans Day a critical day to bring awareness to this harsh reality. Plastics have infiltrated all parts of our planet and lives; in fact, plastic has been found in the deepest parts of the ocean to within for the first time ever. While the Big Plastic and Big Oil industries are being investigated on , many other brands and individuals are striving to stop the damage. Brands like Boxed Water™ and Alaska Airlines, who have partnered to remove 1.8 million pounds of plastic annually from in-flight water service. To learn more about Boxed Water™ and its sustainability efforts, visit or follow them on , or .

Boxed Water was founded in the belief that sustainability matters with the purpose of changing the way packaged water is shipped, sold and enjoyed. Boxed Water is 92 percent plant-based with their packaging and new plant-based cap. All Boxed Water cartons source paper from trees in well-managed forests – where new trees are continuously planted to replace the ones harvested – and are shipped flat to reduce the number of trucks required for transportation. Boxed Water also fills water close to the source and the consumer to reduce its carbon footprint, and all cartons are 100% recyclable, refillable, and BPA free. Boxed Water is a proud member of 1% For The Planet and partner of the National Forest Foundation and Ocean Blue Project. The simple act of choosing Boxed Water is a statement that sustainability matters. Boxed Water is headquartered in with filling locations in and . Boxed Water is available for purchase from their site - - as well as on Amazon. Socialize with us @BoxedWater.

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