30 Days Free U-Box to Northwest Californians Affected by Wildfires

Sep 15, 2015

U-Haul Company of Northwest California is offering 30 days free use of U-Box portable moving and storage containers to residents of Lake, Napa and Sonoma Counties and surrounding areas who have been evacuated from their homes or need to move belongings away from the recent outbreak of wildfires.

U-Box containers feature 257 cubic feet of space and one-ton capacity, can be packed on your timeframe and can be stored in a secure warehouse until you are ready to retrieve your belongings. With U-Box containers, you also can conveniently pick up our custom-designed trailer and tow your U-Box container.

People in need of boxes are encouraged to take advantage of the U-Haul Take a Box, Leave a Box Program. The program enables customers to return their reusable boxes and others to take them as needed. U-Haul encourages anyone who has reusable boxes to drop them at the nearest U-Haul location for another family to reuse, free of charge.

Families needing more information about the 30-days-free U-Box storage assistance program should contact:

U-Haul Company of Northwest California

1446 Calusa Highway

Yuba City, Calif. 95993

(866) 648-0872

“It’s pretty bad,” said Chris Watson, marketing company president for U-Haul Company of Northwest California. “It’s hard to tell by listening to the news how many homes have been destroyed. The fire grew overnight from 50 acres to 40,000 acres, and now it’s like 55,000 acres destroyed and only 5 percent contained.

“We want people to know U-Haul is here to help out and donate what we can to ease some of their pain. If they need to bring their valuables to pack and store until they can figure out what’s going on, we’re here for them. U-Haul Company of Northwest California hopes that providing 30 days free use of U-Box containers will offer some peace of mind during this disaster.”

U-Haul is working with the American Red Cross to combat wildfires and assist victims across all affected U.S. regions as an official Red Cross Disaster Responder. Click here to read more about U-Haul and its partnership with the Red Cross.

More articles like this one…

What’s New

U-Haul Serves Up Smiles and Meals at André House

U-Haul Serves Up Smiles and Meals at André House

A group of U-Haul volunteers gathered after work on June 6 to serve 410 meals to those in need at André House in Phoenix. U-Haul, headquartered in Phoenix since 1967, has volunteered at André House for several years thanks to the generosity of Team Members who visit...

U-Haul Offers Help to Tenants of Charlottetown Apartment Fire

U-Haul Offers Help to Tenants of Charlottetown Apartment Fire

U-Haul® is offering 30 days of free self-storage to tenants who were forced to evacuate their Charlottetown apartments due to a devastating fire. A 20-unit apartment building at 6 Elena Court was engulfed in flames on Monday night, triggering fire alarms and forcing...

Remembering Our Fallen Heroes at the 2024 Memorial Day Parade

Remembering Our Fallen Heroes at the 2024 Memorial Day Parade

U-Haul, founded by a WWII Navy veteran and his wife, has participated in the national Memorial Day Parade in Washington, D.C., for the last 15-plus years. Representatives from U-Haul joined the American Veterans Center on May 27 to once again honor the lives of fallen...

Honoring Veterans: U-Haul Sponsors Memorial Day Tribute Journey

Honoring Veterans: U-Haul Sponsors Memorial Day Tribute Journey

U-Haul joined Gold Star Mother and founder Kathryn Cross on a journey to print, pack and distribute greeting cards to celebrate veterans, with stops in Connecticut and New York to meet our nation’s heroes in the week leading up to Memorial Day. The Tribute Journey,...

Tornado Victims: Free Storage Offer in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas

Tornado Victims: Free Storage Offer in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas

U-Haul is making 30 days of free self-storage and U-Box container usage available to victims of the powerful tornadoes that left a path of destruction Saturday in Rogers and Bentonville, Ark., Claremore and Pryor, Okla., Valley View, Texas, and surrounding areas....

Temple Tornado: U-Haul Offers 30 Days Free Self-Storage in Texas

Temple Tornado: U-Haul Offers 30 Days Free Self-Storage in Texas

U-Haul Co. of North Austin is making 13 facilities available to provide 30 days of free self-storage and U-Box® container usage to families impacted by Wednesday night’s powerful tornado that struck Temple and wreaked havoc along Interstate 35. Many homes in and...

Tornado Recovery: U-Haul Offering 30 Days Free Storage in Iowa

Tornado Recovery: U-Haul Offering 30 Days Free Storage in Iowa

U-Haul® is offering recovery assistance to victims in Greenfield, Red Oak and other areas impacted by the devastating tornadoes that tore through central Iowa on Tuesday. Countless homes in these communities were damaged or destroyed, and a number of lives were...

U-Haul Offers 30 Days Free Self-Storage following Houston Storms

U-Haul Offers 30 Days Free Self-Storage following Houston Storms

Thirty-three U-Haul stores across Greater Houston are extending 30 days of free self-storage and U-Box portable storage container usage to residents impacted by last week’s devastating storms. Powerful winds and rains caused mass damage to homes and businesses,...