MIAMI, June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The U-Haul Companies of Miami, Tampa, Ft. Lauderdale, Eastern Florida, Western Florida, Clearwater, North Orlando and Gainesville are offering 30 days of free storage and U-Box portable moving and storage to residents of Florida whose homes or businesses may already have been flooded by Tropical Storm Andrea, or those who still need to evacuate and move their belongings out of harm's way.
With U-Box portable moving and storage, you can conveniently pick up our custom-designed trailer and take your U-Box pod with you. U-Haul also can store the U-Box pod in our secure warehouse or even pick up and deliver it to a location of your choice.
U-Haul centers are open for business and have much-needed supplies available to help, such as boxes, tarps, propane and propane tanks. U-Haul urges customers to stop in to ensure that their propane tanks are topped off, since propane is a good thing to have on hand in the event of any long-term power outages.
In addition to the 30-days-free self-storage assistance being offered, people who need boxes can take advantage of the U-Haul Take a Box, Leave a Box Program. The program enables customers to return their reusable boxes and allows others to take them as needed – FREE. U-Haul encourages anyone who has any type of reusable box to drop it off at the nearest U-Haul location and allow another family to reuse the box, free of charge, instead of throwing the reusable box into the recycling bin.
Families needing more information about the 30-days-free self-storage assistance program should contact one of the following U-Haul regional offices.
U-Haul Company of Miami 5341 NW 7th Avenue Miami, FL 33127 (888) 303-4081
U-Haul Company of Tampa 2311 Angel Olivia Senior Street Tampa, FL 33605 (800) 323-7288
U-Haul Company of Ft. Lauderdale 801 South Andrews Avenue Pompano Beach, FL 33069\ (800) 542-2675
U-Haul Company of Eastern Florida 7886 SW Ellipse Way Stuart, FL 34997 (800) 649-2507
U-Haul Company of Western Florida 16901 North Cleveland Avenue North Fort Myers, FL 33903 (888) 760-9115
U-Haul Company of Clearwater 30750 US Highway 19 N Palm Harbor, FL 34684 (727) 288-9919
U-Haul Company of North Orlando 7803 North Highway 441 Orlando, FL 32810 (877)829-5122
U-Haul Company of Gainesville 5555 South Pine Avenue Unit 10-02 Ocala, FL 34480 (888) 833-9558
"These torrential rains and gusty winds of Tropical Storm Andrea have the potential to cause a great deal of damage along the coast and far into Florida," said U-Haul Area District Vice President Mario Martinez. "I hope this effort will help provide assistance to families across Florida that need 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.