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U-Haul Offering 30 Days of Free Self-Storage and U-Box Portable Moving and Storage to Colorado Residents Affected by the Black Forest Fire

Thursday, June 13, 2013

U-Haul Offering 30 Days of Free Self-Storage and U-Box Portable Moving and Storage to Colorado Residents Affected by the Black Forest Fire

14:14 EDT Thursday, June 13, 2013

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The U-Haul Company of Southern Colorado is offering 30 days of free storage and U-Box portable moving and storage to residents of Colorado who have been evacuated or need to move their belongings away from the growing Black Forest wildfire.

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With U-Box portable moving and storage, you can conveniently pick up our custom-designed trailer and take your U-Box pod with you. U-Haul also can store the U-Box pod 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 the following U-Haul regional office or the U-Haul center location listed below.

U-Haul Company of Southern Colorado2322 S Federal BlvdDenver, CO 80219(888) 553-3363

U-Haul Moving & Storage at Powers Blvd2175 Victor PlColorado Springs, CO 80915(719) 574-5168

"U-Haul Company of Southern Colorado hopes that providing 30 days free storage for fire victims to keep their belongings safe provides some peace of mind during this overwhelming time," said Marketing Company President (MCP) Trey Bryan, U-Haul Company of Southern Colorado.  "We hope that we can help ease some of the stress on our Colorado neighbors during these events.  We will do our best to support others in this time of need."

About U-HaulU-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 self-storage throughout North America. The Company provides industry leading moving and self-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.

Contact:Joanne FriedAshleigh WagnerTiffany SolizU-Haul Public Relations(602) 263-6194publicrelations@uhaul.com

SOURCE U-Haul

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