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U-Haul Offers 30 Days Free Storage to Brush Fire Victims

Posted February 12, 2008

— The U-Haul companies of Raleigh and South Carolina have joined together to offer 30 days of free storage to victims who have been evacuated or need to move their belongings away from growing brush fires.

The N.C. Division of Forest Resources reported 86 brush fires Tuesday, consuming more than 567 acres.

“These fires have already caused tremendous damage and inflicted extreme hardship on the communities we serve,” U-Haul Area District Vice President Ray Smith said in a news release. “I hope this effort will provide assistance to families that truly need a helping hand in areas affected by these fires. We will continue to help our friends and neighbors in this time of need.”

Families needing more information about the self-storage assistance program should contact the following facilities:

U-Haul Storage of Myrtle Beach
5604 South Kings Highway
Myrtle Beach, SC 29575
(843) 238-5701

U-Haul Center King Street
584 King Street
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 723-1605

U-Haul Center Garner
1702 Mechanical Boulevard
Garner, NC 27529
(919) 779-3196


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  • PikeMom4real Feb 13, 2008

    I have used UHaul on a few occasions,and have yet to be thrown hidden charges."frayednot" you might have found yourself a thief for an employee at the time of service.Laying all else aside.I am glad to hear UHaul doing this for the people,as community donations start coming in,these people will need someplace to store goods until a permanent home can be found.

  • LibertarianTechie Feb 13, 2008

    frayedknot, this looks genuine--leave U-Haul alone!

  • Adelinthe Feb 13, 2008

    Wonderfully nice of them! KUDOS!!!

    Praying for all those in need.

    God bless.

    Rev. RB

  • islandgirl Feb 13, 2008

    Uhaul has extended their help for all of those out there who are in need of a place to store their belongings.... Let me make this clear, Uhaul does not have any HIDDEN charges, if you are in need of storing your belongings go to the above address as listed, DO NOT LISTEN TO THE COMMENT OF { Frayedknot } because he doesnt know what he's talking about..... May you all over come this trying time in your lives......... God Bless you ALL

  • f6rider Feb 13, 2008

    frayedknot I can't believe anyone could make a comment like that! It looks like a genuine from the heart contribution from U-Haul to me in a time of need by many.

  • frayedknot Feb 13, 2008

    But, being U-Haul, they'll slap some hidden charge on you. U-Haul is evil. This doesn't even begin to put a dent in their bad karma.