CHARLESTON, S.C. (Sept. 11, 2017) — U-Haul Companies in South Carolina are offering 30 days of free self-storage and U-Box storage container usage to residents who have been affected by the flooding associated with Hurricane Irma.
Now a tropical storm, Irma has delivered severe flooding to parts of the Palmetto State. Thousands of residents are without power, and water has exceeded the levels seen during Hurricane Matthew last year.
“Many residents have been forced to evacuate and a state of emergency has been declared,” said Elijah Mack, U-Haul Company of Coastal South Carolina president. “As a member of these communities, U-Haul pledges to help by providing 30 days of free self-storage to our neighbors affected by the storm.”
The U-Haul Companies of South Carolina and Coastal South Carolina have made seven facilities across four cities available for assistance. Families seeking self-storage assistance should contact the nearest participating facility (locations alphabetized by city):
3363 Wrightsboro Road
Augusta, GA 30909
584 King St.
Charleston, SC 29403
125 Decker Park Road
Columbia, SC 29206
1003 Zimalcrest Drive
Columbia, SC 29210
156 Jamil Road
Columbia, SC 29210
2155 Credit Union Lane
North Charleston, SC 29406
8222 Dorchester Road
North Charleston, SC 29418
U-Haul stores offer needed supplies to help with storm recovery like boxes, tarps, propane and propane tanks. U-Haul urges customers to ensure their tanks are topped off since propane is good to have in the event of long-term power outages.
U-Haul is the industry leader in do-it-yourself moving and self-storage with more than 21,000 locations across the U.S. and Canada. 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.
The arrival of U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 is modernizing the moving industry by offering self-service and live verify technology to enhance customer and community safety. This technology allows for the self-pick-up and self-return of U-Haul trucks to be done entirely by smartphone at any hour – day or night. Membership is free once customers create an account on uhaul.com.
Since 1945, U-Haul has been the No. 1 choice of do-it-yourself movers, with a network of more than 21,000 locations across all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces. U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 now offers customers access to U-Haul trucks every hour of every day through the self-service options on their internet-connected mobile devices. U-Haul customers’ patronage has enabled the U-Haul fleet to grow to more than 150,000 trucks, 112,000 trailers and 40,000 towing devices. U-Haul offers more than 581,000 rooms and more than 51 million square feet of self-storage space at owned and managed facilities throughout North America. U-Haul is the largest installer of permanent trailer hitches in the automotive aftermarket industry and is the largest retailer of propane in the U.S.