ALCOA, Tenn., Nov. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- U-Haul Company of Knoxville is offering 30 days of free self-storage and U-Box container usage to residents of Sevier County and surrounding areas who have been evacuated from their homes or need to move their possessions away from the outbreak of fires.
U-Haul is extending the offer to impacted individuals and families at all U-Haul-owned and -operated facilities in the area where there is self-storage availability.
"It's important for U-Haul to offer support to our community members who have been affected by this disaster," said Pat Spencer, U-Haul Company of Knoxville president. "At this point, the wind is really helping spread this fire. Gatlinburg and Dollywood are evacuating. So far 14,000 people are out of their homes. We want them to know we're here to help."
Families needing more information about the 30 days self-storage assistance should contact the following U-Haul store nearest you:
With U-Box containers, you can conveniently pick up our custom-designed trailer and take a U-Box container with you. U-Haul also can store your U-Box container in our secure warehouses or pick it 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 20,000 locations across the U.S. and Canada. In addition to its 30 days free self-storage assistance, U-Haul, as an official American Red Cross disaster responder, is proud to be at the forefront of aiding communities in time of need.
To learn more about what U-Haul is doing in your community, visit myuhaulstory.com.