Florida U-Haul center introduces reuse center
TAMPA, Fla. (APRIL 27, 2010) — U-Haul, the leader in self-storage, today announced the addition of a self-storage reuse center for customers at the Gandy Boulevard U-Haul Center, 3939 W. Gandy Blvd. The U-Haul Reuse Program, one of the Company’s sustainability initiatives, was developed to provide a redistribution network for unwanted, gently used household goods, furniture, sporting equipment, bikes and clothing that formerly were destined for landfills.
“At U-Haul, we are committed to sustainable development through environmental protection, social responsibility and economic efficiency,” stated David Stenquist, general manager (GM), Gandy Boulevard U-Haul Center. “This program gives U-Haul another opportunity to provide a service which will enhance the self-storage industry by improving the environment for generations to come.”
Items placed in the area are available for reuse, not resale, by the U-Haul community, including U-Haul Team members. U-Haul continues to support humanitarian, community-based organizations such as the American Red Cross, Goodwill and the like, by placing clothing-donation bins in close proximity to the designated reuse area so that customers may donate directly to these groups.
Corporate citizenship is U-Haul Company’s commitment to being accountable to the communities in which we live and serve. With nearly 1,100 self-storage facilities conveniently located in North American communities, U-Haul is an innovative leader in the field of shared storage--providing shared spaces which enable local residents to live comfortably in more compact homes and apartments with substantially reduced living expenses, while at the same time being able to store their possessions at another location.