U-Haul is offering 30 days of free self-storage and U-Box container usage at 14 stores in Massachusetts and Rhode Island where residents were projected to need recovery assistance after Hurricane Lee.
The storm was forecast to bring heavy rains, strong winds and dangerous rip currents over the weekend to an already saturated area, increasing the likelihood of additional flooding in residential areas.
“We’ve been dealing with heavy rains all month,” stated Sandie Gardner, U-Haul Company of Rhode Island president. “With more rain in the forecast, along with other weather related to Hurricane Lee, people may need a secure place to store their belongings. This is where U-Haul and our disaster relief program comes into play. We can help our neighbors.”
On Thursday, U-Haul announced its Northborough, Mass., store would offer one month of free storage after torrential rains created flooding earlier this week. Residents that have already been affected by flooding can make use of the offer from the Northborough store or any of the locations listed below.
The U-Haul disaster relief program applies to new self-storage unit and U-Box container rentals and is based on availability. People seeking more information or needing to arrange 30 days of free storage should contact their nearest participating location:
Founded in 1945, U-Haul has more than 23,000 rental locations across all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces, offering conventional self-storage as well as RV and boat storage. U-Haul rents out more than 192,200 trucks, 138,500 trailers and 44,500 towing devices. U-Haul is the third largest self-storage operator in North America with 959,000 rentable units and 82.3 million square feet of self-storage space at owned and managed facilities.