updated - May 19, 2013 Sunday EDT
By Zanub Saeed
U-Haul in Idaho will be offering 30 days of free storage and U-Box pods for moving and storage to residents of the town of Pocatello who were evacuated or needed to move their personal belongs away from home as a result of the Charlotte Fire in the area.
As well as the 30 days of free storage, consumers can use the U-Haul Take a Box, Leave a Box program, where they can return their reusable boxes and allow other people to take them, all for free, said a press release issued by U-Haul on Tuesday. More information on how Pocatello residents can take advantage of the U-Haul offer cold be found by visiting the U-Haul Moving and Storage of Pocatello located at 709 North 5th Avenue, noted the press release.
"This fire has caused tremendous amounts of damage throughout the Pocatello area of our state. Many residents have lost their homes," Phil Danley, president, U-Haul Company of Idaho, said for the press release. "I hope this effort will help provide assistance to families across Pocatello that need support. We will do our best to help our friends and neighbors in this time of need."
A new U-Haul truck and trailer rentals service opened in the town of Shelbyville, Ky., this week, owned by Robin and Jeff Reynolds of the Shuck Fence products business, said a second press release issued by U-Haul on Tuesday. The stores will be open from Monday through Friday from 8:00am - 4:30pm, and on Saturday from 8:00 to noon local time.
"U-Haul is proud to be partnering with a quality independent business such as Shuck Fence," Chris Nester, president, U-Haul Company of Louisville, noted for the press release. "Robin and Jeff are a great example of the type of successful business relationship U-Haul has established in order to build and maintain a strong network of more than 15,000 independent dealers across North America."
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