U-Haul Offering 30 Days of Free Storage and U-Box Moving and Self-Storage Containers to Wildfire Victims Across Central Washington

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YAKIMA, Wash. – (Aug. 14, 2012) — The U-Haul Company of Inland Northwest is offering 30 days of free storage and U-Box moving and self-storage containers to residents of Washington who have been evacuated or need to move their belongings away from the wildfire 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.

People needing more information about the 30-days-free self-storage assistance program should contact the following U-Haul center.

 U-Haul Moving and Storage of Yakima
1122 South 1st Street
Yakima, WA 98901
(509) 457-7161

“This fast-moving wildfire already caused tremendous amounts of damage, burning more than 27,000 acres and destroying more than 40 homes throughout our communities,” said John Eide, president, U-Haul Company of Inland Northwest. “I hope this effort will help provide assistance to families across Washington that need support. We will do our best to help our friends and neighbors in this time of need.”


Joanne Fried
Ashleigh Wagner
E-mail: publicrelations@uhaul.com
Phone: 602-263-6194
Website: uhaul.com

About U-Haul

U-Haul was founded by a Navy veteran who grew up during the Great Depression. Tires and gas were still rationed or in short supply during the late 1940s when U-Haul began serving U.S. customers. Today, that background is central to the U-Haul Sustainability Program: “Serving the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Our commitment to reduce, reuse and recycle includes fuel-efficient moving vans, neighborhood proximity, moving box reuse, moving pads made from discarded material and packing peanuts that are 100% biodegradable. Learn more about these facts and others at uhaul.com/sustainability.

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.