Tornado Victims: U-Haul Offers 30 Days Free Storage in Louisiana

U-Haul® is offering 30 days of free self-storage to residents impacted by the string of tornadoes and severe storms that slammed parts of Central and Western Louisiana.

The communities of Alexandria, Leesville, De Ridder and neighboring towns sustained damaged homes and business sites when weather moved through the state.

“We are looking at devastation occurring in these communities right now. There will be a lot of clean-up and recovery, and people may need a secure place to stow their belongings in the coming days,” stated Jerry Bowden, U-Haul Company of South Central Louisiana president. “Fortunately, our properties were unaffected and we are able to help by making these facilities available to our neighbors at no cost for one month.”

U-Haul Company of South Central Louisiana has made three local stores available to offer disaster relief.

Finally, people seeking more information or needing to arrange 30 days free self-storage should contact the nearest participating U-Haul facility (locations alphabetized by city):

U-Haul Moving & Storage at MacArthur Drive

2901 S. MacArthur Drive

Alexandria, LA 71301

(318) 448-3651

U-Haul Storage Holsum Bakery

3400 MacArthur Drive

Alexandria, LA 71302

(318) 787-0262

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Fort Polk Entrance Road

1246 Entrance Road

Leesville, LA 71446

(337) 537-8635

U-Haul stores offer needed supplies to help with storm recovery such as boxes, tarps, propane and propane tanks. Customers are urged to top off their tanks since propane is good to have in the event of long-term power outages.

U-Haul is the industry leader in do-it-yourself moving and self-storage with more than 22,000 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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