U-Haul Offers 30 Days of Free Storage to Families Affected by Recent Flooding and Damaging Winds In Eastern New York

Oct 01, 2010, 15:33 ET from U-Haul

ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The U-Haul Company of Eastern New York is offering 30 days of free storage to residents whose homes or businesses have been affected by flooding and damaging winds.    

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In addition to the 30-days-free self-storage assistance being offered, people needing 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 a recycling bin. U-Haul also has propane available and urges customers to stop in to ensure that their propane tanks are topped off, since propane is a good thing to have on hand when these storms come through.

Families needing more information about the 30-days-free self-storage assistance program should contact the following U-Haul centers closest to their home.

U-Haul Moving and Storage of Albany

139 Broadway

Albany, NY 12202

(518) 449-2034

U-Haul Moving and Storage of Middlehope

5336 Route 9W

Newburgh, NY 12550

(845) 565-0593

"These storms and flooding have caused damage and inflicted hardship on the communities we serve," stated Jon Hynes, area district vice president (ADVP), U-Haul operations. "I hope this effort will provide assistance to families that need a helping hand.  We will continue to help our friends and neighbors in this time of need."

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Since 1945, U-Haul has been the best choice for the do-it-yourself mover, with a network of more than 15,800 locations in all 50 United States and 10 Canadian provinces. U-Haul customers' patronage has enabled the U-Haul fleet to grow to approximately 101,000 trucks, 76,000 trailers and 34,000 towing devices. U-Haul offers more than 395,000 rooms and approximately 35 million square feet of storage space at nearly 1,090 owned and managed facilities throughout North America. U-Haul is the consumer's number one choice as the largest installer of permanent trailer hitches in the automotive aftermarket industry. As one of the nation's largest retailers of propane, U-Haul supplies alternative-fuel for vehicles and backyard barbecues.

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Joanne Fried

Ashleigh Wagner

U-Haul Public Relations

(602) 263-6194