U-Haul Offering 30 Days of Free Self-Storage and U-Box Pods for Moving and Self-Storage to Victims of the West Fertilizer Plant Explosion

Apr 18, 2013, 16:21 ET from U-Haul

DALLAS, April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The U-Haul Companies of Dallas, North Austin, South Austin, West Houston and Central Texas are offering 30 days of free self-storage and U-Box pods for moving and self-storage to people who need to evacuate due to damages caused by the West Fertilizer explosion.

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Anyone needing more information about the 30-days-free self-storage assistance program and other discounts being offered in this time of need should contact one of the following U-Haul regional offices.

U-Haul Company of Dallas
(800) 741-4787

U-Haul Company of North Austin
(877) 251-5354

U-Haul Company of South Austin
(800) 326-4020

U-Haul Company of West Houston
(800) 486-2382

U-Haul Company of Central Texas
(800) 492-5203

"This massive explosion has so far resulted in at least five deaths with more than 160 injuries, and has caused a tremendous amount of damage to West and other communities throughout Texas," said U-Haul Area District Vice President Garner Carey. "I hope this effort will help provide assistance to people and families who need our support. We will do our best to help our friends and neighbors in this time of need."

About U-Haul
U-Haul was founded by a Navy veteran who grew up during the Great Depression. Tires and gas were still rationed or in short supply during the late 1940s when U-Haul began serving U.S. customers. Today, that background is central to the U-Haul Sustainability Program: "Serving the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."  Our commitment to reduce, reuse and recycle includes fuel-efficient moving vans, neighborhood proximity, moving box reuse, moving pads made from discarded material and packing peanuts that are 100% biodegradable.  Learn more about these facts and others at uhaul.com/sustainability.

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 trucks, trailers and towing devices. U-Haul also offers self-storage throughout North America. The Company provides industry leading moving and self-storage boxes and an extended line of packing supplies to protect customer possessions. U-Haul is the consumer's number one choice as the largest installer of permanent trailer hitches in the automotive aftermarket. The Company supplies alternative-fuel for vehicles and backyard grills as one of the nation's largest retailers of propane.

Joanne Fried
Ashleigh Wagner
U-Haul Public Relations
(602) 263-6194