The average cost of an intrastate move is approximately $1,170, but for Grand Rapids’ MyWay Mobile Storage, it’s just small change compared to the projects they’re sponsoring.
The Grand Rapids-based storage company announced on August 19 that it would once again be sponsoring the Unity Music Festival in 2017.
The 2016 Festival was the sixth year in which MyWay Mobile Storage participated as a corporate sponsor.
“We are pleased to support the Unity Festival again in 2017. MyWay Mobile Storage was founded in Grand Rapids. The Unity Christian Music Festival aligns perfectly with our values, beliefs, and love for West Michigan,” said Gary Schuler, MyWay Mobile Storage of Grand Rapids market owner.
While things are looking pretty good for next summer, the rest of Grand Rapids isn’t in such great shape right now.
A number of homes had their roofs ripped off, trees were uprooted, and vehicles were damaged by a severe storm that produced several tornadoes throughout areas of Michigan near Grand Rapids.
Fortunately, no injuries or deaths were reported.
However, parts of Van Buren, Allegan and Kent counties, as well as the outskirts of Grand Rapids, saw some serious damage. One man even looked up to find a hole in his roof after the storm had passed.
“I didn’t know what I was going to see when I looked up,” said Andy Bloos, who took shelter in the basement of his Grand Rapids-area home. “I could feel my house shaking and my roof buckling. You could hear things banging on the roof of the house.”
Homeowners weren’t the only ones who suffered damages, though.
Compared to the tornadoes, the over 100 mph winds that tore through the state brought devastation to a number of open areas, including Ironwood Golf Course.
“This is 10 times worse,” said owner Joy Bradley. “We probably have 250, 300 trees down. It’s just total devastation.”
The entire course suffered damage, including toppled trees and branches broken over power lines.
“It will probably be a while before golfers and the general public will be back out there for safety reasons,” said Bradley.
While the cleanup will take a while, it’s sure to have no interference with next summer’s Unity Music Festival.
An estimated 60,000 people came to enjoy the music performed at the festival earlier this month, and numbers are expected to grow even bigger for next summer’s bash.