The U-Haul Co. of Tidewater in Portsmouth, Va., and the U-Haul Co. of Raleigh in Raleigh, N.C., are offering 30 days of free self-storage or U-Box portable storage to East Coast residents who’ve been affected by Hurricane Arthur, which made landfall on July 3 in North Carolina.
The U-Box program enables customers to store their goods in a storage pod, which they can move to a location of their choice using a custom-designed trailer. Alternatively, they can store the container at a U-Haul location or request to have it delivered to a specific site.
Individuals who want more information about the 30-day
- Tidewater, 2855 Airline Blvd., 800.633.4647
- Raleigh, 3001 Capital Blvd., 800.850.2330
In addition, those in need of storage boxes can take advantage of the U-Haul Take a Box, Leave a Box program. U-Haul invites local residents to drop off their reusable boxes and bins at its locations, making them available for free to anyone who needs them. Customers can also purchase supplies such as tarps and propane.
“I hope this effort will help provide assistance to families across the East Coast who need support,” said Ray Smith, area district vice president. “We will do our best to help our friends and neighbors in this time of need.”
Hurricane Arthur brought 100 mph winds and heavy rain to East Coast residents. The storm caused flooding, downed trees and power outages in Maine, North Carolina and Vermont. It was downgraded to a post-tropical storm on July 5 as it moved into Southeast Canada. It was the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season.
Established in 1945, U-Haul International Inc. has more than 40 million square feet of storage space at more than 1,000 owned and managed facilities throughout North America.