ALBANY, N.Y., Dec. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- U-Haul Company of Eastern New York is offering 30 days of free self-storage and U-Box container usage to families displaced by the Cohoes fire.
The blaze, which began Thursday afternoon, spread through three blocks of downtown Cohoes and destroyed or damaged at least 20 buildings.
"We extend our thoughts and prayers to the victims and their families," U-Haul Company of Eastern New York president Ben Naaktgeboren said. "This was the worst fire the city has seen and, being so close to the holidays, we want to support our community in any way possible."
Families needing more information about the 30 days self-storage assistance should contact the following U-Haul store nearest you:
U-Haul is the industry leader in do-it-yourself moving and self-storage with more than 21,000 locations across the U.S. and Canada. In addition to its 30 days free self-storage disaster relief program, U-Haul is proud to be at the forefront of aiding communities in times of need as an official American Red Cross Disaster Responder.
The arrival of U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 is modernizing the moving industry by offering self-service and live verify technology to enhance customer and community safety. This technology allows for the self-pick-up and self-return of U-Haul trucks to be done entirely by smartphone at any hour – day or night. Membership is free once customers create an account on uhaul.com.
Since 1945, U-Haul has been the No. 1 choice of do-it-yourself movers, with a network of more than 21,000 locations across all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces. U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 now offers customers access to U-Haul trucks every hour of every day through the self-service options on their internet-connected mobile devices. U-Haul customers' patronage has enabled the U-Haul fleet to grow to more than 150,000 trucks, 112,000 trailers and 40,000 towing devices. U-Haul offers more than 581,000 rooms and more than 51 million square feet of self-storage space at owned and managed facilities throughout North America. U-Haul is the largest installer of permanent trailer hitches in the automotive aftermarket industry and is the largest retailer of propane in the U.S.