Storm Relief: U-Haul Offers 30 Days Free Storage in Central Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., June 30, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — U-Haul® is offering 30 days of free self-storage and U-Box® container usage to residents in Central Illinois impacted by Thursday’s storm.

Severe weather hit the region, bringing strong winds and heavy rain. Springfield declared a state of emergency in preparation, and teams are investigating whether a tornado hit the Champaign area. Many residents are without power.

Having accessibility to secure self-storage during the clean-up process is beneficial to communities affected by natural disasters.

“The damage from these storms is widespread and significant,” said Aaron Freeman, U-Haul Area District Vice President. “As people begin the clean-up process, we want to offer them a place to store their items at no cost for one month. It’s the least we can do to help our neighbors in need.”

The U-Haul disaster relief program applies to new self-storage unit rentals and is based on availability. People seeking more information or needing to arrange 30 days of free self-storage should contact the nearest participating facility:

U-Haul Moving & Storage at University Ave.

306 E. University

Champaign, IL 61820

(217) 351-7040

U-Haul Moving & Storage at Bruns Lane

410 Bruns Lane

Springfield, IL 62702

(217) 546-2730

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Clearlake

3250 Clear Lake Ave.

Springfield, IL 62702

(217) 280-8481

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Springfield South

3650 S. 6th Street Road

Springfield, IL 62703

(217) 786-2100

U-Haul Moving & Storage at Stevenson Drive

1032 Adlai Stevenson Drive

Springfield, IL 62703

(217) 814-0383

U-Haul Moving & Storage at Southgate

2010 S. Philo Road

Urbana, IL 61802

(217) 903-4803

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.

About U-HAUL

Founded in 1945, U-Haul is the No. 1 choice of do-it-yourself movers with more than 23,000 rental locations across all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces. The enhanced U-Haul app makes it easier for customers to use U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 to access trucks anytime through the self-dispatch and self-return options on their smartphones through our patented Live Verify technology. Our customers’ patronage has enabled the U-Haul fleet to grow to 192,200 trucks, 138,500 trailers and 44,500 towing devices. U-Haul is the third largest self-storage operator in North America with 949,000 rentable units and 81.2 million square feet of self-storage space at owned and managed facilities. U-Haul is the top retailer of propane in the U.S. and the largest installer of permanent trailer hitches in the automotive aftermarket industry. We were recently named one of America’s Best Large Employers (Forbes, 2023); a Best for Vets Employer (Military Times, 2022); and one of the Healthiest Workplaces in America (Healthiest Employers, 2022). Find careers at Get the U-Haul app from the App Store or Google Play.


Andrea Batchelor
Jeff Lockridge
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 602-263-6194

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