U-Haul Offering 30 Days of Free Self-Storage to Northern Arizona Residents Affected by the Yarnell Hill Fire

Jul 01, 2013, 17:48 ET from U-Haul

PRESCOTT, Ariz., July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The U-Haul Company of Northern Arizona and U-Haul Company of Western Arizona are offering 30 days of free storage to residents of Northern Arizona who have been evacuated or need to move their belongings away from the Yarnell Hill Fire.

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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 the following U-Haul regional office locations below.

U-Haul Company of Northern Arizona
16226 N. 32nd St.
Phoenix, AZ 85032
(602) 383-2166

U-Haul Company of Western Arizona
2211 W. McDowell Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85009
(602) 251-3727

"Our hearts go out to the Yarnell and Prescott communities as they attempt to cope with the loss of the 19 firefighters who died protecting their friends, family and neighbors from this wildfire," said Mark Buford, president, U-Haul Company Northern Arizona. "I hope this effort will help provide assistance to families throughout the affected areas that need support."

"This intense wildfire is causing tremendous amounts of damage and sadness throughout our state. Many Arizona residents have been forced to evacuate their homes and businesses," said Jason Turcotte, president, U-Haul Company Western Arizona.  "We will do our best to help our friends and neighbors in this time of need."

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