Irma Disaster Relief: U-Haul Offers 30 Days Free Self-Storage in South Carolina
CHARLESTON, S.C., Sept. 16, 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):
U-Haul Moving & Storage at Wrightsboro
3363 Wrightsboro Road
Augusta, GA 30909
U-Haul Moving & Storage at King St.
584 King St.
Charleston, SC 29403
U-Haul Moving & Storage of Arcadia Lakes
125 Decker Park Road
Columbia, SC 29206
U-Haul Moving & Storage at Broad River Road
1003 Zimalcrest Drive
Columbia, SC 29210
U-Haul Moving & Storage at Jamil Road
156 Jamil Road
Columbia, SC 29210
U-Haul Moving & Storage of Rivers Ave.
2155 Credit Union Lane
North Charleston, SC 29406
U-Haul Storage of North Dorchester
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.