YUBA CITY, Calif., Oct. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Five U-Haul Companies across California are offering 30 days of free self-storage and U-Box container usage to residents who have been or will be impacted by the devastating wildfires.
There are 21 wildfires in the region that have burned more than 190,000 acres. At least 3,500 homes and businesses have been destroyed and thousands of people have been evacuated.
"Firefighters are warning that a weekend of strong wind gusts will continue to make their battle tougher," said Chris Watson, U-Haul Company of Northwest California president. "Many of our neighbors are in harm's way. We want to offer a safe place for them to store their possessions."
U-Haul Companies of Los Angeles South, Northwest California, Riverside, Van Nuys/San Luis Obispo and West Sacramento have made eight facilities across seven cities available to offer the 30 days free disaster relief program.
Californians seeking self-storage assistance should contact the nearest participating U-Haul facility (locations alphabetized by city):
U-Haul stores offer needed supplies to help with storm recovery like boxes, tarps, propane and propane tanks. U-Haul urges customers to ensure their tanks are topped off since propane is good to have in the event of long-term power outages.
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.