OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- U-Haul® is offering 30 days of free self-storage and U-Box® container usage to residents affected by the ongoing wildfires in California.
Tens of thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes in northern California, while many more are without electricity after utility providers shut off power lines to prevent sparking more fires.
"The wind is picking up and making these fires difficult to fight," stated Jerry Owen, U-Haul Company of East Bay president. "Our neighbors are in need of a secure place to store their belongings as they evacuate affected areas. We want to help these communities by offering one month of storage at no cost."
U-Haul Companies of East Bay, East Sacramento, Fresno, Northwest California, Northern Nevada, San Bernardino, San Francisco, South Bay, Van Nuys/San Luis Obispo and West Sacramento have made 39 facilities available to offer the disaster relief assistance program.
People seeking additional information or needing to arrange 30 days free self-storage should contact the nearest participating U-Haul facility (locations alphabetized by city):
With U-Box containers, you can conveniently pick up our custom-designed trailer and take your U-Box with you. U-Haul also can store your U-Box container in our secure warehouses or pick up and deliver it to a location of your choice.
U-Haul is the industry leader in do-it-yourself moving and self-storage with more than 22,000 locations across the U.S. and Canada. In addition to its 30 days free self-storage disaster relief program, U-Haul is proud to be at the forefront of aiding communities in times of need as an official American Red Cross Disaster Responder.
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Since 1945, U-Haul has been the No. 1 choice of do-it-yourself movers, with a network of 22,000 locations across all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces. U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 offers secure access to U-Haul trucks every hour of every day through the customer dispatch option on their smartphones and our proprietary Live Verify technology. Our customers' patronage has enabled the U-Haul fleet to grow to approximately 167,000 trucks, 120,000 trailers and 43,000 towing devices. U-Haul offers nearly 697,000 rooms and 60.7 million square feet of self-storage space at owned and managed facilities throughout North America. U-Haul is the largest installer of permanent trailer hitches in the automotive aftermarket industry, and is the largest retailer of propane in the U.S.