HICKORY, N.C., Oct. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- U-Haul Company of Western North Carolina is offering 30 days of free self-storage and U-Box container usage to people in northern South Carolina and western North Carolina affected by the historic flooding from Hurricane Joaquin.
Nine U-Haul storage facilities across Greenville and Spartanburg in South Carolina and Asheville, Boone, Hendersonville and Hickory in North Carolina will participate in 30 days of free self-storage assistance.
"This area wasn't affected all that bad, but people are often going to evacuate to where friends and family are located in this area," said Doug Weston, marketing company president for U-Haul Company of Western North Carolina. "People will gather whatever they can salvage, and I want to help when they get here. U-Haul is here for communities in times of crises and this is just one way we can show our support."
Families needing more information about 30 days of free self-storage assistance should contact the U-Haul store nearest you. The U-Haul storage facilities in these areas are listed here:
U-Haul Moving & Storage of West Greenville 1406 Grove Road Greenville, SC 29605 (864) 269-8172
U-Haul Moving & Storage of Downtown Hickory 542 Main Ave. SE Hickory, NC 28602 (828) 256-0209
U-Haul Moving & Storage of West Hickory 331 U.S. Hwy. 70 SW Hickory, NC 28602 (828) 358-3669
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.
With U-Box portable moving and self-storage 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 even pick up and deliver it to a location of your choice.
In addition to the 30 days of free self-storage 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.