NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- U-Haul Company of Southern Louisiana is offering 30 days of free self-storage and U-Box container usage to residents of Jefferson Parish, St. Charles Parish and St. John the Baptist Parish who were affected by the multiple tornadoes that touched down earlier this week.
Twisters ripped through a number of homes and caused significant damage across a widespread area on Tuesday.
"The storms were devastating to this area, and we want to assist our neighbors," said Patrick Allen, U-Haul Company of Southern Louisiana president. "Many homes were damaged. Mobile homes were destroyed. Families that suffered losses may need a secure place to store their things until they can get back on their feet. We want to help in any way we can."
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:
2828 Marietta St.
Kenner, LA 70062
2340 Lapalco Blvd.
Harvey, LA 70058
These locations may offer 30 days of free U-Box portable moving and self-storage containers if storage units are unavailable. 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.