U-Haul Offering 30 Days of Free U-Box Portable Moving and Self-Storage to Quebec Residents Affected by the Train Explosion in Lac-Megantic

LAC-MEGANTIC, Quebec, July 8, 2013 /CNW/ - The U-Haul Company of Eastern Quebec is offering 30 days of free U-Box portable moving and self-storage to residents of Lac-Megantic and surrounding areas who need to move their belongings away from the recent destruction. In addition to the 30-days-free self-storage assistance being offered, reduced rates for U-Haul truck and trailer rentals also will be available for residents who may need additional help evacuating the disaster area.

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With U-Box portable moving and self-storage, you can conveniently pick up our custom-designed trailer and take your U-Box pod with you. U-Haul can also store the U-Box pod in our secure warehouse or even pick up and deliver it to a location of your choice.

People who need boxes can take advantage of the U-Haul Take a Box, Leave a Box Program. The program enables customers to return their reusable boxes and allows others to take them as needed – FREE. U-Haul encourages anyone who has any type of reusable box to drop it off at the nearest U-Haul location and allow another family to reuse the box, free of charge, instead of throwing the reusable box into the recycling bin. U-Haul also urges customers to stop in to ensure that their propane tanks are topped off, since propane is a good thing to have on hand in the event of long-term power outages.

Residents needing more information about the 30-days-free 3 U-Box portable moving and storage program or available discounted rates for U-Haul trucks or trailer rentals in Lac-Megantic should contact one of the following.

U-Haul Company of Eastern Quebec
8101 Mtl Tor Route 2 & 20
Montreal, Quebec H4X 1N1
(800) 361-6511

Location Megantic
2294 Laval Rue
Nantes, Quebec G6B 2V5
(819) 582-4019

"Sadly, this horrific explosion already has taken several lives and caused extreme devastation throughout our Lac-Megantic community," stated Jean-Claude Honeine, president, U-Haul Company of Eastern Quebec. "I hope these efforts will help provide assistance to community members who need our support. We will do our best to help our friends and neighbors in this time of need."

About U-Haul
U-Haul was founded by a Navy veteran who grew up during the Great Depression. Tires and gas were still rationed or in short supply during the late 1940s when U-Haul began serving U.S. customers. Today, that background is central to the U-Haul Sustainability Program: "Serving the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." Our commitment to reduce, reuse and recycle includes fuel-efficient moving vans, neighborhood proximity, moving box reuse, moving pads made from discarded material and packing peanuts that are 100% biodegradable. Learn more about these facts and others at uhaul.com/sustainability.

Since 1945, U-Haul has been the choice for the do-it-yourself mover. U-Haul customers' patronage has enabled the Company to maintain the largest rental fleet in the do-it-yourself moving industry which includes trucks, trailers and towing devices. U-Haul also offers self-storage throughout North America. The Company provides industry leading moving and self-storage boxes and an extended line of packing supplies to protect customer possessions. U-Haul is the consumer's number one choice as the largest installer of permanent trailer hitches in the automotive aftermarket. The Company supplies alternative-fuel for vehicles and backyard grills as one of the nation's largest retailers of propane.

Joanne Fried
Ashleigh Wagner
U-Haul Public Relations
(602) 263-6194


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