Wildfire Relief: U-Haul Offers 30 Days of Free Self-Storage to California Evacuees

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CANYON COUNTRY, Calif. (Dec. 5, 2017) — Two U-Haul Companies in Southern 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 “Thomas Fire” and “Creek Fire.”

The Thomas Fire began Monday evening and has caused thousands of residents to evacuate the area. According to the Ventura County Fire Department, the fire has engulfed 45,500 acres with zero containment as of Tuesday morning. The Creek Fire has charred 4,000 acres near Sylmar.

“Firefighters are warning that strong wind gusts will continue to make their battle tougher,” said Chad Farren, U-Haul Company of San Fernando Valley president. “Many of our neighbors are in harm’s way because of these fires. We want to provide them a secure place to store their belongings at no charge for 30 days.”

U-Haul Company of San Fernando Valley and Van Nuys/San Luis Obispo have made seven self-storage facilities across six cities available to offer the 30 days free disaster relief program.

Californians seeking assistance should contact the nearest participating U-Haul store:

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Altadena

2320 N. Lincoln Ave.

Altadena, CA 91001

(626) 791-0952

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Sun Valley

7721 Hollywood Way

Burbank, CA 91505

(818) 768-4100

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Canyon Country

27150 Sierra Hwy.

Canyon Country, CA 91351

(661) 251-4444

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Atwater Village

2671 Fletcher Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90039

(323) 664-3516

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Panorama City (U-Box only)

7885 Nelson Road, Unit B

Panorama City, CA 91402

(818) 574-3359

U-Haul Moving & Storage of East Pasadena

3559 E. Colorado Blvd.

Pasadena, CA 91107

(626) 795-2102

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Pasadena

552 S. Raymond Ave.

Pasadena, CA 91105

(626) 795-6888

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 revolutionizing the moving industry through its more convenient, more secure way to pick up and return a truck. U-Haul live verification technology allows rental transactions to be carried out entirely on a smartphone at any hour – day or night. There are no membership fees. Simply visit uhaul.com to create an online account.

About U-Haul

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.

Contact:

Andrea Batchelor

Jeff Lockridge

E-mail: publicrelations@uhaul.com

Phone: 602-263-6981

Website: uhaul.com