PHOENIX, Nov. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- U-Haul has declared Saturday, November 15th "National #UHaulFamous Day," an exciting kick-off to the new #UHaulFamous photo-sharing campaign to celebrate the adventure of moving while raising money for charity. From November 15 to December 31, 2014, when you Instagram a photo of your own moving adventure with the hashtag #UHaulFamous, not only will U-Haul donate $1 to the American Red Cross but your photo could end up printed on one of 5,000 U-Haul trucks sweeping North America.
As an added National #UHaulFamous Day incentive, all photos submitted by 11:59PM EST on Sunday, November 16, 2014 will be entered to win one of twenty $100 U-Haul gift certificates, and there is even an iPhone 6 giveaway for followers of @gouhaul on Instagram.
In addition to submitting via Instagram, #UHaulFamous photos can be submitted on National #UHaulFamous Day (Saturday, November 15) online through December 31, 2014 at www.uhaulfamous.com, where entrants can also track the progress and whereabouts of photos that are selected for printing.
"Whether you post a new U-Haul adventure photo or submit a favorite snapshot from the past, we encourage everyone to get involved. This campaign is focused on sharing the moving moments from a DIY moving community that has been thriving for almost 70 years. This is not only a fun campaign, but it supports an amazing cause," said U-Haul Executive Vice President, Stuart Shoen. "We couldn't think of a more deserving organization to benefit from this initiative than the American Red Cross, which makes such a profound impact on the people and communities they serve each day."
"American Red Cross is pleased to be a recipient of U-Haul Company's new campaign. The support provided by each donation will help Red Cross provide disaster relief to those impacted by disasters large and small. Partners like U-Haul enable Red Cross volunteers to be prepared and respond at a moments notice," said David Emerson, Chief Executive Officer of American Red Cross in Phoenix.
Learn how you can be the next star in the #uhaulfamous campaign here: uhaulfamous.com. Share photos on uhaulfamous.com or tag us on Instagram with #uhaulfamous. U-Haul will donate $1 for every photo submitted to the American Red Cross, up to a maximum cash donation of $30,000.
Since 1945, U-Haul has been the choice for the do-it-yourself mover. U-Haul customers' patronage has enabled the Company to maintain the largest rental fleet in the do-it-yourself moving industry which includes a fleet of trucks, trailers and towing devices. U-Haul also offers storage throughout North America. U-Haul is the consumer's number one choice as the largest installer of permanent trailer hitches in the automotive aftermarket industry. The Company supplies alternative-fuel for vehicles and backyard barbecues as one of the nation's largest retailers of propane.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.