1-800-PACK-RAT Helps Families, Businesses Recover from Hurricane Ike

1-800-PACK-RAT Helps Families, Businesses Recover from Hurricane Ike

Portable storage and moving company reallocates resources, raises money to meet demands of customers

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 // PRNewswire // -- 1-800-PACK-RAT, a service leader in portable storage and moving solutions, is working around the clock to respond to individuals and businesses affected by Hurricane Ike. 1-800-PACK-RAT has reallocated resources from several of its locations in order to service new and existing customers impacted by the Hurricane. It has also initiated a fundraising campaign to raise money for the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

1-800-PACK-RAT was on the ground delivering PACK-RAT containers to customers beginning the Monday after Hurricane Ike hit despite limited resources, power, and phone service at its three Houston area locations. So far, more than 200 PACK-RAT containers have been delivered to assist customers with the recovery of their belongings. In order to accommodate the increased demands associated with the recovery process, 1-800-PACK-RAT has brought in additional personnel, extra PACKRAT containers, and a supply of diesel fuel.

The portable storage and moving company has also rolled out a company-wide initiative to raise money for Hurricane victims. Between September 22 and November 30, 2008, 1-800-PACK-RAT will donate $5 to the American Red Cross for every new PACK-RAT container on rent nationwide. As part of this initiative, 1-800-PACK-RAT will also ask customers to get involved in the fundraiser by matching 1-800-PACK-RAT's $5 contributions or by donating any nominal amount to the campaign. To learn more about 1-800-PACK-RAT's Hurricane Relief campaign, please visit http://www.1800packrat.com.

According to Bob Poirier, President and CEO of 1-800-PACK-RAT, "Our hearts go out to the families and businesses that felt the catastrophic effects of Hurricane Ike. Our company is dedicated to helping our communities during the recovery and restoration process. We are committed to servicing as many people as possible, but we are also dedicated to raising as much money as possible for the victims of the hurricane."

According to Brit Hager, President of the 1-800-PACK-RAT Texas Franchise, "We are working non-stop to help as many people as possible. We understand how important it is to help the people who have felt the devastating effects of Hurricane Ike. Many people on my team not only work, but live in and around Houston. So, we know what the region has suffered and what it takes to rebuild our homes and businesses."

1-800-PACK-RAT is also responding to customers in Ohio and Illinois who have felt the residual effects of Hurricane Ike.

Customers needing a PACK-RAT container delivered to their home or business to help recover, store, or move their belongings after Hurricane Ike, can call 1-800-PACK-RAT (1-800-722-5728) and hit Option 9 to speak to a customer service representative.

About 1-800-Pack-Rat, LLC:

1-800-Pack-Rat, LLC, is the fastest-growing portable storage and moving company in the United States with franchises servicing a population of more than 115 million in 62 markets nationwide. 1-800-PACK-RAT backs its service with a 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee. For additional information about 1-800-PACK-RAT and for franchise opportunities please visit http://www.1800packrat.com.

SOURCE 1-800-Pack-Rat, LLC

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