Taylorville Tornado Recovery: U-Haul Offers 30 Days Free Self-Storage and U-Box

U-Haul Company of Illinois is offering 30 days of free self-storage and U-Box container usage at six facilities after a destructive tornado blew through central Illinois on Saturday evening.

Strong winds tore down trees, power lines and buildings. As many as 100 homes in Taylorville have been severely damaged.

“Some of our neighbors came home on Saturday to find their homes in shambles,” said Aaron Freeman, U-Haul Company of Illinois president. “As a caring member of these communities, we want to make sure they have a secure place to store their belongings during the recovery process.”

Participating Locations

Families seeking additional information or needing to arrange for 30 days free self-storage should contact the nearest participating U-Haul facility:

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Decatur

1155 E. Pershing Road

Decatur, IL 62526

(217) 917-4387

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Pekin

2090 Court St.

Pekin, IL 61554

(309) 347-0418

U-Haul Moving & Storage at Allen Road

8400 N. Allen Road

Peoria, IL 61615

(309) 276-0752

U-Haul Moving & Storage at University

3650 N. Meadowbrook Road

Peoria, IL 61604

(309) 682-3213

U-Haul Moving & Storage at Bruns Lane

410 Bruns Lane

Springfield, IL 62702

(217) 546-2730

U-Haul Moving & Storage at Stevenson Drive

1032 Adlai Stevenson Drive

Springfield, IL 62703

(217) 786-2100

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.

With U-Box containers, you can conveniently pick up our custom-designed trailer and take your U-Box 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 is the industry leader in do-it-yourself moving and self-storage with more than 21,000 locations across the U.S. and Canada. In addition to its 30 days free self-storage disaster relief program, U-Haul is proud to be at the forefront of aiding communities in times of need as an official American Red Cross Disaster Responder.

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