U-Haul Honoring Military with Online Video and Coloring Contests

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PHOENIX (July 11, 2012) - U-Haul will be hosting two online contests geared to commemorate the celebration of our nation’s independence.  The U-Haul Military video contest will award a $500 U-Haul Gift Certificate to a current or previous member of our armed forces.  To win, all you need to do is create a short video telling us why you should be the military honoree!

Video contest home page: www.facebook.com/UHaulCompany/app_120961358046379

Upload the video to the contest home page on the U-Haul Company Facebook page and share your video with friends and family. The video with the most votes on August 6, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST will win a $500 U-Haul Gift Certificate that can be used toward any U-Haul product or service, including…but not limited to…truck, trailer and U-Box rentals, moving supplies, Moving Help, hitches and storage!

The U-Haul SuperGraphics coloring contest is also recognizing all branches of the United States armed forces in this month’s coloring contest which features a special commemorative coloring page dedicated to the military.  The winning entry in each age group will receive a $50 Visa gift card and a chance to compete for the grand prize: their graphic on the side of a local U-Haul truck, and an unveiling party for their friends and family.

Coloring contest home page:  http://www.uhaul.com/supergraphics/ColoringContest.

After World War II, there existed the widespread need for do-it-yourself moving equipment that would be available on a one-way, nationwide basis. U-Haul co-founders L.S. "Sam" Shoen, WWII Navy veteran, and his wife, Anna Mary Carty Shoen, recognized that need and acted upon it.  The Shoens hired many returning GIs to work at U-Haul and these veterans played an integral role in the Company’s success.  Today, U-Haul continues its mission to support our active-duty military and veterans, and the Company continues to actively hire veterans and provide them with priority in our hiring process.   To learn more about how U-Haul supports our veterans and troops, visit us online at uhaul.com/vets.

About U-Haul
Since 1945, U-Haul has been the choice for the do-it-yourself mover. U-Haul customers' patronage has enabled the Company to maintain the largest rental fleet in the do-it-yourself moving industry which includes trucks, trailers and towing devices. U-Haul also offers storage throughout North America. The Company provides industry leading moving and storage boxes and an extended line of packing supplies to protect customer possessions. U-Haul is the consumer’s number one choice as the largest installer of permanent trailer hitches in the automotive aftermarket. The Company supplies alternative-fuel for vehicles and backyard grills as one of the nation’s largest retailers of propane.

Joanne Fried                                                                                      
Ashleigh Wagner
U-Haul Public Relations                                                                     
(602) 263-6194                                                                                  publicrelations@uhaul.com