Anthem flood victims offered free storage from U-Haul

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

ANTHEM, Ariz. -- Residents of Anthem who are still picking up the pieces in the wake of Monday's fluke monsoon storm -- the area was drenched in an unprecedented 5 inches of rain in 90 minutes -- are getting some help from the U-Haul Company of Western Arizona.

U-Haul is offering Arizona residents affected by recent flooding 30 days of free storage and U-Box Pods.

"The heavy rains of this year's monsoon season have caused tremendous amounts of damage throughout many northern and northwestern Arizona communities," said Jason Turcotte, president, U-Haul Company of Western Arizona, in a news release. "I hope this effort will help provide assistance to families throughout our state who need support. We will do our best to help our friends and neighbors in this time of need."

The company is also encouraging residents to take advantage of its Take a Box, Leave a Box program. It's exactly what it sounds likes. Rather than recycling perfectly good boxes, people can leave them at various U-Haul centers for others to use as needed -- for free.

Families needing more information about the 30-days-free self-storage assistance program should contact the following U-Haul centers.

U-Haul Moving and Storage at I-17 and Deer Valley
21621 North 26th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85027

U-Haul Moving and Storage of Anthem Way
42301 North 41st Drive, Anthem, AZ 85086

U-Haul Moving and Storage at 67th and Bell
6544 West Bell Road, Glendale, AZ 85308

U-Haul Moving and Storage at 87th and Bell Road
8746 West Bell Road, Peoria, AZ 85382