WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. and SAVANNAH, Ga., Oct. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The U-Haul Companies of South Carolina and Coastal South Carolina are offering 30 days of free self-storage to residents of South Carolina and parts of eastern Georgia affected by the mass flooding from Hurricane Joaquin.
U-Haul Company of South Carolina is offering 30 days of free self-storage in Columbia (S.C.), Augusta (Ga.) and surrounding areas, marketing company president Ray Moore said. There are eight U-Haul storage facilities in Columbia and three in Augusta, all of which are available to help people in need.
Families needing more information about the participating locations in these areas or 30 days free self-storage assistance should contact:
U-Haul Company of South Carolina 400 Orchard Drive West Columbia, S.C. 29170 (803) 794-0958
U-Haul Company of Coastal South Carolina is offering 30 days of free self-storage and U-Box portable moving and self-storage containers to residents in Charleston, Florence, Little River, Myrtle Beach and other coastal communities, marketing company president Steve Redmond said.
Families needing more information about 30 days of free self-storage assistance in this region should contact the U-Haul store nearest you. The seven U-Haul storage facilities in these communities are listed here:
U-Haul Moving & Storage at King Street 584 King St. Charleston, S.C. 29403 (843) 723-1605
U-Haul Moving & Storage at Dorchester Road 4788 Dorchester Road North Charleston, S.C. 29405 (843) 747-6942
U-Haul Moving & Storage of Rivers Avenue 2155 Credit Union Lane North Charleston, S.C. 29406 (843) 572-1140
U-Haul Storage of North Dorchester 8222 Dorchester Road North Charleston, S.C. 29418 (843) 552-3361
U-Haul at North Irby Street 369 N. Irby St. Florence, S.C. 29501 (843) 665-4061
U-Haul Moving & Storage of Little River 3195 Hwy. 9 East Little River, S.C. 29566 (843) 399-4777
U-Haul Moving & Storage of Myrtle Beach 5604 S. Kings Hwy. Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29575 (843) 238-5701
"The flood stage hasn't been this high in Columbia since 1938 and most of the roads are closed," Moore said. "U-Haul has been a part of these neighborhoods for many years, and we'd like to reach out and help these families with free storage."
"We've had about 20 inches of rain and areas a little north of Charleston got more than that," Redmond added. "We've got people coming into our stores who have been flooded out of their homes. The community seems grateful for the free self-storage, and U-Haul is happy to do its part during a difficult time for so many."
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 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.