U-Haul aids in Anchorage earthquake disaster relief

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Many organizations in Alaska have come together to help those in need in light of the ground- breaking earthquake that occurred last Friday, November 30.

All U-Haul Centers in Alaska are offering 30 days of free storage to those impacted by the quake. Whether it's heated inside storage, or cold storage outside, residents can take advantage of all U-haul’s storage options.

Residents can simply stop by their local U-Haul Centers and ask about the offer.

General Manager for the College Road U-Haul in Fairbanks, Brian Ito, said it's not about selling anything, “We usually get a lot of repeat customers so it isn't just a rental to us it's almost like a neighbor, another family member if you will. Anything we can do to help the community especially when events like that happen,” he said.

John Norris, U-Haul Company of Alaska president was also quoted in a press release stating, “People have had ceilings fall in, furniture fall over and the safety of their homes compromised…This event has created a need for a secure place where people can stow their belongings while they prepare aftershocks and the rebuilding process. We want our neighbors to know that we’re here to help. Our disaster relief program is one way we can give back to the community,” he said.

In addition to its 30 days free self-storage disaster relief program, U-Haul is proud to be at the forefront of aiding communities in times of need as an official American Red Cross Disaster Responder.