PENTICTON, B.C. (Aug. 21, 2020) — U-Haul® is offering 30 days of free self-storage to residents affected by wildfires in the Penticton area. Some residents have been asked to evacuate as high winds increase the threat to homes.
“The shifting winds are creating a hazardous situation for residents,” said Horace Martin, U-Haul Company of British Columbia president. “We have a self-storage facility just 45 minutes away. Evacuees are welcome to visit us and store their belongings at a secure location.”
People seeking more information about the U-Haul disaster relief program or needing to arrange 30 days of free self-storage should contact:
3571 Old Okanagan Road
West Kelowna, BC V4T2P5
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.
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