Taylorville Tornado Recovery: U-Haul Offers 30 Days Free Self-Storage and U-Box

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Dec. 2, 2018) — U-Haul Company of Illinois is offering 30 days of free self-storage and U-Box container usage at six facilities after a destructive tornado blew through central Illinois on Saturday evening.

Strong winds tore down trees, power lines and buildings. As many as 100 homes in Taylorville have been severely damaged.

“Some of our neighbors came home on Saturday to find their homes in shambles,” said Aaron Freeman, U-Haul Company of Illinois president. “As a caring member of these communities, we want to make sure they have a secure place to store their belongings during the recovery process.”

Families seeking additional information or needing to arrange for 30 days free self-storage should contact the nearest participating U-Haul facility:

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Decatur

1155 E. Pershing Road

Decatur, IL 62526

(217) 917-4387

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Pekin

2090 Court St.

Pekin, IL 61554

(309) 347-0418

U-Haul Moving & Storage at Allen Road

8400 N. Allen Road

Peoria, IL 61615

(309) 276-0752

U-Haul Moving & Storage at University

3650 N. Meadowbrook Road

Peoria, IL 61604

(309) 682-3213

U-Haul Moving & Storage at Bruns Lane

410 Bruns Lane

Springfield, IL 62702

(217) 546-2730

U-Haul Moving & Storage at Stevenson Drive

1032 Adlai Stevenson Drive

Springfield, IL 62703

(217) 786-2100

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.

With U-Box containers, you can conveniently pick up our custom-designed trailer and take your U-Box with you. U-Haul also can store your U-Box container in our secure warehouses or pick up and deliver it to a location of your choice.

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 revolutionizing the moving industry through its more convenient, more secure way to pick up and return a truck. U-Haul live verification technology allows rental transactions to be carried out entirely on a smartphone at any hour – day or night. There are no membership fees. Simply visit uhaul.com to create an online account.

About U-Haul

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 161,000 trucks, 118,000 trailers and 42,000 towing devices. U-Haul offers nearly 632,000 rooms and 55.2 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.


Andrea Batchelor

Jeff Lockridge

E-mail: publicrelations@uhaul.com

Phone: 602-263-6981

Website: uhaul.com

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