Updated 5 p.m. PT, Sept. 5
U-Haul Company of Western Oregon is now offering 30 days of free self-storage and U-Box container usage to residents who have been or will be impacted by the Eagle Creek Fire.
The gesture follows U-Haul Company of Portland’s offer earlier on Tuesday to extend 30 days of free U-Box to those needing to evacuate in and around Gresham. The latest participating locations are in Sherwood and Tualatin.
“This fire just continues to swell,” said Shannon Marvin, U-Haul Company of Western Oregon president. “Thousands have been evacuated and many more stand to be affected. U-Haul is a responsible corporate citizen and we are here for our neighbors in their time of need.”
People seeking more information about the 30 days free disaster relief assistance or needing to make storage arrangements should contact the nearest participating location:
13921 SW Tualatin-Sherwood Road
Sherwood, OR 97140
7100 SW McEwan Road
Tualatin, OR 97035
U-Haul Offers 30 Days Free U-Box to Eagle Creek Fire Evacuees
U-Haul Company of Portland is offering 30 days of free U-Box container usage to residents in and around Gresham who have been or will be impacted by the Eagle Creek Fire.
Firefighters have been battling the 4,800-acre fire in the Columbia River Gorge. Overnight winds pushed the wildfire 12 miles westward.
“Hundreds of people are being forced from their homes,” said David Scheafer, U-Haul Company of Portland president. “A major portion of Interstate 84 has been shut down. The fire is nearing the beautiful Multnomah Falls. U-Haul is a member of these communities, so we want to step up and make sure these families have a safe place to keep their belongings.”
People seeking more information about the 30 days free U-Box assistance or needing to make storage arrangements should contact:
704 NE Hogan Road
Gresham, OR 97030
With U-Box containers, you can conveniently pick up our custom-designed trailer and take your U-Box with you. U-Haul also can store your U-Box container in our secure warehouses or pick up and deliver it to a location of your choice. Watch the new U-Box TV commercial here.
U-Haul is the industry leader in do-it-yourself moving and self-storage with more than 21,000 locations across the U.S. and Canada. In addition to its 30 days of free self-storage assistance, U-Haul is proud to be at the forefront of aiding communities during times of disaster as an official American Red Cross Disaster Responder.