California Wildfire Help: U-Haul Expands Free Storage Offer to Bay Area, Red Bluff

OAKLAND and RED BLUFF, Calif. (Aug. 21, 2020) — U-Haul® is now offering 30 days of free self-storage to residents affected by the Elkhorn Fire (or the 3-4 Fire) in western Tehama County, as well as the California Lightning Complex fires in the Bay Area.

Evacuation orders have been issued to residents, creating an immediate need for secure locations where personal belongings can be stored.

Five more U-Haul facilities have been made available to help, in addition to the three stores that were announced Thursday to assist residents impacted by the fires in and around Vacaville. Find that press release here.

“The Complex fires are raging through the Bay Area, leaving many of our neighbors without a place to bring their possessions,” said Kam Barn, U-Haul Company of South Bay president.

“There were more than 300 fires sparked by lightning across the state of California and resources are being stretched thin,” added Chris Watson, U-Haul Company of Northwest California president. “U-Haul has been serving customers in need for 75 years. We’re ready to step up and offer 30 days of free self-storage at more locations to our neighbors affected by these fires.”

People seeking more information about the U-Haul disaster relief program or needing to arrange 30 days of free self-storage should contact the nearest participating location:

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Oakland Coliseum

8000 San Leandro St.

Oakland, CA 94621

(510) 639-9100

U-Haul Storage of Pleasanton

5555 Sunol Blvd.

Pleasanton, CA 94566

(510) 632-6828

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Red Bluff

2950 Main St.

Red Bluff, CA 96080

(530) 366-3143

U-Haul Moving & Storage at Sunrise Avenue 

333 Sunrise Ave.  

Roseville, CA 95661 

(916) 797-1026 

U-Haul Storage of Santa Clara

2121 Laurelwood Road

Santa Clara, CA 95054

(408) 660-3108

As an essential service provider, U-Haul is open to meet the needs of its communities. For details on what U-Haul has done to enhance cleaning protocols, protect Team Members and customers, and encourage the use of programs that inherently promote social distancing and contactless business, please reference our multi-media press release: Moving Safely and Smartly during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

About U-HAUL

Since 1945, U-Haul has been the No. 1 choice of do-it-yourself movers, with a network of 22,000 locations across all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces. U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 offers secure access to U-Haul trucks every hour of every day through the customer dispatch option on their smartphones and our proprietary Live Verify technology. Our customers' patronage has enabled the U-Haul fleet to grow to approximately 176,000 trucks, 127,000 trailers and 41,000 towing devices. U-Haul offers nearly 774,000 rentable storage units and 66.7 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.


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