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
“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.