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Mesquite Heat Fire Relief: U-Haul Offers 30 Days Free Storage to Evacuees

ABILENE, Texas (May 19, 2022) — U-Haul® is offering 30 days of free self-storage and U-Box® container usage to residents who have been displaced or impacted by the Mesquite Heat Fire near Abilene.

Evacuations have been issued for many Taylor County residents. As of Wednesday night, the fire was 10% contained and had burned more than 1,500 acres.

“Many roads are being closed and people are being asked to leave their homes,” stated Rusty Freeze, U-Haul Company of West Texas president. “We want to support this community during a difficult time by providing a secure place for victims to store their belongings at no cost for one month.”

People seeking more information about the U-Haul disaster relief program or needing to arrange 30 days of free self-storage should contact:

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Abilene

826 S. Clack St.

Abilene, TX 79605

(325) 698-0830

U-Haul Moving & Storage of San Angelo

1330 S. Koenigheim St.

San Angelo, TX 76903

(325) 655-0595

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.

About U-HAUL

Since 1945, U-Haul has been the No. 1 choice of do-it-yourself movers, with a network of more than 23,000 locations across all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces. U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 offers secure access to U-Haul trucks every hour of every day through the customer dispatch option on their smartphones and our proprietary Live Verify technology. Our customers' patronage has enabled the U-Haul fleet to grow to approximately 176,000 trucks, 126,000 trailers and 46,000 towing devices. U-Haul offers nearly 855,000 rentable storage units and 73.6 million square feet of self-storage space at owned and managed facilities throughout North America. U-Haul is the largest retailer of propane in the U.S., and continues to be the largest installer of permanent trailer hitches in the automotive aftermarket industry. U-Haul has been recognized repeatedly as a leading “Best for Vets” employer and was recently named one of the 15 Healthiest Workplaces in America.


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Phone: 602-263-6981