U-Haul is extending a helping hand to the residents of Shawnee, Oklahoma, who were impacted by the devastating tornado that struck late Wednesday.
The company is offering 30 days of free self-storage and U-Box container usage to those affected by the disaster.
Media reports have linked at least three deaths to the storm, and numerous homes were destroyed, leaving families displaced or in need of significant home repairs.
The availability of secure and dry self-storage rooms and portable storage containers can be incredibly beneficial during the clean-up process following natural disasters. U-Haul's initiative aims to assist families as they begin the challenging task of rebuilding and recovering from the tornado's impact.
Scott Brackin, U-Haul Company of Southwest Oklahoma City president, acknowledged the severity of the tornado's destruction on the west side of Shawnee and emphasized the company's commitment to supporting the community during the recovery process.
"The tornado hit Shawnee directly on the west side of town, and it tore up some houses over that way. There will be families going through the recovery process in the days and weeks to come. We are here to help them and support the Shawnee community." - Scott Brackin
The offer includes U-Box deliveries to residents' homes, with drop-off and pick-up of containers. Traditional storage rooms are also available for customers renting new units, based on vacancy at participating U-Haul facilities.
For more information on the U-Haul disaster relief program or to arrange 30 days of free self-storage or U-Box container usage, residents can contact U-Haul Moving & Storage of Shawnee.
U-Haul's generous offer of free storage and container usage demonstrates the power of community support in times of crisis.
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