PHOENIX, Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- U-Haul International, Inc., announced today that U-Haul centers across the northeastern United States are still offering 30 days of free self-storage and U-Box moving and self-storage pods to Hurricane Sandy victims, and to anyone who may need to evacuate their homes or businesses in preparation for the incoming nor'easter.
With U-Box moving and self-storage pods, you can conveniently pick up our custom-designed trailer and take your U-Box pod with you. U-Haul can also store the U-Box pod in our secure warehouse or even pick up and deliver it to a location of your choice.
There are many U-Haul centers that remain open for business and have much-needed supplies available to help with hurricane recovery, such as boxes, tarps, propane and propane tanks. U-Haul urges customers to stop in to ensure that their propane tanks are topped off, since propane is a good thing to have on hand in the event of long-term power outages.
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 one the following U-Haul regional offices.
U-Haul Company of Central New Jersey
U-Haul Company of Southern New Jersey
U-Haul Company of Northern New Jersey
Saddle Brook, N.J.
U-Haul Company of Long Island
U-Haul Company of Manhattan, Bronx
U-Haul Company of Lower Hudson Valley
U-Haul Company of Northeastern Pennsylvania
U-Haul Company of South Philadelphia
"As recovery efforts continue after Hurricane Sandy, what would be "just" a nor'easter under normal conditions is threatening to compound our neighbors' situation by inflicting more damage, stated Dennis O'Connor, vice president of U-Haul Self-Storage Operations and Marketing. "As communities continue to pull together and execute emergency plans, U-Haul also will continue providing assistance to people during these times of uncertainty and need."
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 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.
U-Haul Public Relations
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