Tornado Victims: U-Haul Offers 30 Days Free Storage in Louisiana

LAFAYETTE, La. (Dec. 17, 2019) — U-Haul® is offering 30 days of free self-storage to residents impacted by the string of tornadoes and severe storms that slammed parts of Central and Western Louisiana today.

The communities of Alexandria, Leesville, De Ridder and neighboring towns sustained damaged homes and business sites when weather moved through the state.

“We are looking at devastation occurring in these communities right now. There will be a lot of clean-up and recovery, and people may need a secure place to stow their belongings in the coming days,” stated Jerry Bowden, U-Haul Company of South Central Louisiana president. “Fortunately, our properties were unaffected and we are able to help by making these facilities available to our neighbors at no cost for one month.”

U-Haul Company of South Central Louisiana has made three stores available to offer the disaster relief assistance program.

People seeking more information or needing to arrange 30 days free self-storage should contact the nearest participating U-Haul facility (locations alphabetized by city):

U-Haul Moving & Storage at MacArthur Drive

2901 S. MacArthur Drive

Alexandria, LA 71301

(318) 448-3651

U-Haul Storage Holsum Bakery

3400 MacArthur Drive

Alexandria, LA 71302

(318) 787-0262

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Fort Polk Entrance Road

1246 Entrance Road

Leesville, LA 71446

(337) 537-8635

U-Haul stores offer needed supplies to help with storm recovery such as 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 22,000 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.

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About U-Haul                          

Since 1945, U-Haul has been the No. 1 choice of do-it-yourself movers, with a network of 22,000 locations across all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces. U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 offers secure access to U-Haul trucks every hour of every day through the customer dispatch option on their smartphones and our proprietary Live Verify technology. Our customers' patronage has enabled the U-Haul fleet to grow to approximately 167,000 trucks, 120,000 trailers and 43,000 towing devices. U-Haul offers nearly 697,000 rooms and 60.7 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.


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