U-Haul Offering 30 Days of Free Storage and U-Box containers for Moving and Storage to Wildfire Victims Throughout Arizona
PHOENIX – (May 18, 2012) — The U-Haul Companies of Western Arizona and Phoenix Metro are offering 30 days of free storage and U-Box containers for moving and storage to residents of Arizona who have been evacuated or need to move their belongings away from the wildfires blazing throughout the state.
With the U-Box container you can conveniently pick up our custom-designed trailer and take your U-Box container with you. We can also store the U-Box container in our secure warehouse or even pick up and deliver it to a location of your choice.
In addition to the 30-days-free self-storage assistance being offered, people who need 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 the recycling bin.
Families needing more information about the 30-days-free self-storage assistance program should contact one of the following U-Haul centers.
U-Haul Moving and Storage of Prescott
2122 Highway 69
Prescott, AZ 86301
U-Haul Moving and Storage of Verde Valley
1650 East Cherry Street
Cottonwood, AZ 86326
U-Haul of Flagstaff
1982 East Huntington Drive
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
U-Haul Moving and Storage of Anthem Way
42301 North 41st Drive
Anthem, AZ 85086
U-Haul Moving and Storage of Fountain Hills
9264 Technology Drive
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
“These intense wildfires are causing tremendous amounts of damage in the southwest and northwest regions of our state. The largest, referred to as the Sunflower fire, has already burned more than 3,000 acres and now the Gladiator fire near Crown King recently destroyed three buildings and is forcing quick evacuations,” said Jeremy Frank, U-Haul area district vice president. “I hope this effort will help provide assistance to families across Arizona that need support. We will do our best to help our friends and neighbors in this time of need.”
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