The U-Haul Co. of Western Arizona and the U-Haul Co. of Northern Arizona will host grand re-opening events on July 12 for two of its newly renovated self-storage facilities in the Phoenix area: U-Haul Moving and Storage of Litchfield Park, Goodyear and Waddell in Litchfield Park, Ariz.; and U-Haul Moving and Storage at 67th and Bell in Glendale, Ariz. The events will include food and drinks provided by Kitchen on the Street (KOS AZ), a faith-based, nonprofit organization that offers food-assistance programs to families. The charity will be at the Glendale U-Haul at 6544 W. Bell Road from 9 to 11 a.m., and at the Litchfield Park location at 16835 W. Northern Ave. from noon to 2 p.m.
The Litchfield Park facility opened in September 2008. Located off the Loop 303 freeway and west of Luke Air Force Base, the facility includes 229 covered RV-parking spaces, climate-controlled units and a warehouse for the company’s U-Box pod storage.
"Our grand opening will be a great way for the public to see our location and the new features we have added," said Jason Turcotte, marketing president of the U-Haul Co. of Western Arizona. "We are excited to offer convenient ways to meet the moving needs in the Phoenix area."
The Glendale facility opened in July 1984 near a retail and commercial area. It expanded in 2012 with the addition of a 58,107-square-foot building. The property now has six buildings and six RV-parking spaces. Additional services include U-Box pod storage, propane refill and hitch sales.
"We are excited to celebrate the additions to our facility in Glendale," said Mark Buford, marketing president of the U-Haul Co. of Northern Arizona. "I am proud that we were able to reuse an old building to increase our services to the residents in the area."
Established in 1945, U-Haul International Inc. has more than 40 million square feet of storage space at more than 1,000 owned and managed facilities throughout North America.
KOS AZ is a 501c3 charity established in 2007 by the Scarpinato Family after they learned about the prevalence of food insecurity among Arizona children. The organization provides a number of programs including food for local students in need. It also operates a food truck at local events and has a branch in San Antonio, Texas.