U-Haul Offers 30 Days of Free Storage to Families Affected by the Fire at the Casa Di Grigio Apartment Complex

Jun 03, 2010, 13:36 ET from U-Haul

PHOENIX, June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The U-Haul Company of Phoenix Metro is offering 30 days of free storage at to residents affected by the fire at the Casa Di Grigio apartment complex in Tempe.

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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.

Families needing more information about the 30-days-free self-storage assistance program should contact the following U-Haul center.

U-Haul University

800 North McClintock

Tempe, AZ  85281

(480) 968-0961



"This fire has caused tremendous damage and inflicted extreme hardship on our neighbors residing in this apartment complex," stated Christopher Clark, president, U-Haul Company of Phoenix Metro. "I hope this effort will provide assistance to families that may truly 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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Contact:

Joanne Fried

Ashleigh Wagner

U-Haul Public Relations

(602) 263-6194

publicrelations@uhaul.com



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