RALEIGH, N.C., July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U-Haul Companies of Tidewater and Raleigh are offering 30 days of free storage and U-Box portable moving and storage to residents on the East Coast whose homes or businesses may already have been flooded by Hurricane Arthur, or those who still need to evacuate and move their belongings out of harm's way.
With U-Box portable moving and storage, you can conveniently pick up our custom-designed trailer and take your U-Box pod with you. U-Haul also can store the U-Box pod in our secure warehouse or even pick up and deliver it to a location of your choice.
U-Haul centers are open for business and have much-needed supplies available to help, 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 a good thing to have on hand in the event of any long-term power outages.
In addition to the 30-days-free self-storage assistance being offered, people who need boxes can take advantage of the U-Haul Take a Box, Leave a Box Program. The program enables customers to return their reusable boxes and allows others to take them as needed – FREE. U-Haul encourages anyone who has any type of reusable box to drop it off at the nearest U-Haul location and allow another family to reuse the box, free of charge, instead of throwing the reusable box into the recycling bin.
Families needing more information about the 30-days-free self-storage assistance program should contact one of the following U-Haul regional offices.
U-Haul Company of Tidewater
2855 Airline Blvd
Portsmouth, VA 23220
U-Haul Company of Raleigh
3001 Capital Blvd
Raleigh, NC 27604
"The torrential rains and gusty winds expected of newly developed Hurricane Arthur have the potential to cause a great deal of damage along the coast and specifically the Carolinas and southeast Virginia," said U-Haul Area District Vice President Ray Smith. "I hope this effort will help provide assistance to families across the East Coast that need support. We will do our best to help our friends and neighbors in this time of need."