MOBILE, Ala., Feb. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- U-Haul Company of Southern Alabama is offering 30 days of free self-storage and U-Box container usage to residents of Mobile (Ala.), Escambia (Fla.) and Santa Rosa (Fla.) Counties who were impacted by the violent storms to strike the Gulf Coast this week.
Heavy rains and high winds ravaged parts of Mobile on Tuesday night, while tornadoes touched down in Pensacola and caused significant damage.
"Our U-Haul Team Members live in the communities that have been affected," said Jesse Neill, U-Haul Company of Southern Alabama president. "We have an opportunity to help out. We care for our neighbors. We were fortunate to not be affected; but for those who were, we want to help."
The U-Haul locations participating in the 30 days of free self-storage are listed here. Families needing more information about the self-storage assistance should contact the following U-Haul store nearest you:
970 ½ Springhill Ave.
Mobile, AL 36604
3755 Airport Blvd.
Mobile, AL 36608
2817 N. Pace Blvd.
Pensacola, FL 32505
7835 N. Davis Hwy.
Pensacola, FL 32514
U-Haul locations with no available storage units may offer U-Box portable moving and self-storage containers. With U-Box containers, you can conveniently pick up our custom-designed trailer and take your U-Box container 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 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 20,000 locations across the U.S. and Canada. In addition to its 30 days of free self-storage assistance, U-Haul is proud to be at the forefront of aiding communities during times of disaster as an official American Red Cross Disaster Responder.