updated 4/21/2011 3:48:35 PM ET 2011-04-21T19:48:35

CLEARWATER, Fla., April 21, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The power of social media was evident this week as many people logged on to Facebook and Twitter encouraging PODS ® to provide storage containers to areas hit hard by recent tornadoes in North Carolina.

The overwhelming amount of messages and wall posts generated through social media channels prompted PODS to take immediate action in support of victims of the recent tornadoes that devastated North Carolina and caused damage in five other states on Saturday, April 16th.

"PODS has always been there when disasters strike the communities we serve," said George Spowart, PODS vice president of marketing. "The recent events in North Carolina demonstrate how social media allows us to be even more responsive to the needs of our customers."

PODS has donated storage containers to Bertie County Emergency Management to house emergency supplies and provide storage for affected victims to keep their belongings secure.

For more information on how you can support the victims of the tornadoes, contact the Bertie County Emergency Management offices at 252-794-5302.

About PODS Enterprises, Inc.

Founded in 1998, PODS currently provides moving and storage services to a population of more than 245 million consumers and businesses, in 48 U.S. states, Canada, Australia and the UK, through its company-owned and independent franchise network. To date, the PODS network has completed more than 310,000 long-distance relocations, exceeded 1,700,000 million deliveries and has nearly 142,000 PODS® containers in service.

PODS® secure containers are constructed of a steel frame and are available in three sizes: approximately 7-by-7-by-8 feet, 12-by-8-by-8 feet and 16-by-8-by-8 feet. The 12-foot and 16-foot containers have been tested to withstand winds of more than 110-mph when partially loaded. For more information or to schedule service, visit PODS.com or call 800-776-7637.

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         www.PODS.com

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