U-Haul Offers 30 Days of Self-Storage to Tornado Victims in Mississippi

Hattiesburg, Miss. (Jan. 23, 2017) — U-Haul Company of Mississippi is offering 30 days of free self-storage to Mississippi residents who were affected by the multiple tornadoes that touched down late last week.

Twisters plowed through the Petal and Hattiesburg communities in southeast Mississippi. William Carey University caught the brunt of an early Saturday morning storm, falling in the path of an EF-3 tornado.

“One tornado touched down near our center,” said Dick Porter, U-Haul Company of Mississippi president. “We want to make sure our neighbors in these communities are safe and have the help they need with a secure place to store their possessions while they try to recover.”

The U-Haul locations participating in the 30 days of free self-storage are listed below. Families needing more information about the self-storage assistance program should contact their nearest U-Haul store.

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Hattiesburg 

918 Broadway Drive

Hattiesburg, Miss.

(601) 545-2551

U-Haul Storage of Hattiesburg

1303 W. 7th St.

Hattiesburg, Miss.

(601) 544-7856

U-Haul stores have much-needed supplies available to help with storm recovery, such as boxes, tarps, propane and propane tanks. U-Haul urges customers to stop in to ensure that their propane tanks are topped off, since propane is good to have on hand 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 assistance, U-Haul, as an official American Red Cross disaster responder, is proud to be at the forefront of aiding communities in time of need.

To learn more about what U-Haul is doing in your community, visit myuhaulstory.com.


Paige Brown

Jeff Lockridge

E-mail: publicrelations@uhaul.com

Phone: 602-760-4941

Website: uhaul.com

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