U-Haul offering Texans 30 free days of storage

The free month of storage is available to customers renting new units and is subject to vacancy at each U-Haul facility. (Courtesy U-Haul)
The free month of storage is available to customers renting new units and is subject to vacancy at each U-Haul facility. (Courtesy U-Haul)

The free month of storage is available to customers renting new units and is subject to vacancy at each U-Haul facility. (Courtesy U-Haul)

U-Haul is offering free self-storage and U-Box container usage to Texas residents impacted by the ongoing winter storms and widespread power outages, according to a Feb. 18 media release.

The disaster-relief assistance program is being extended at more than 150 company storage facilities in the Lone Star State. Those interested can visit http://uhaul.com/storage to locate a U-Haul storage facility nearby.

The free month of storage is available to customers renting new units and is subject to vacancy at each U-Haul facility. Accessibility to clean, dry and secure storage can assist communities with their recovery efforts, particularly for residents who have had frozen pipes burst and cause home damage, U-Haul leaders said in the release.

“We want to offer every one of our Texas neighbors in need a secure place to store their belongings at no cost for one month,” said Matt Merrill, U-Haul area district vice president, in the release.

The 30 days free offer also applies to U-Box portable storage containers, which have 257 cubic feet of space and a 1 ton capacity. The containers can be filled at U-Haul facilities and stored in secure warehouses.



U-Haul, the largest retailer of propane in the United States since 1987 and an official American Red Cross Disaster Responder, is also working with multiple propane suppliers to ensure it can keep up with statewide demand as people rely on propane to keep warm, U-Haul leaders said in the release.

The company serves thousands of propane customers daily at more than 1,100 stores where the fuel is offered. Refill station sites can be searched at http://haul.com/propane.

By Colleen Ferguson
A native central New Yorker, Colleen Ferguson worked as an editorial intern with the Cy-Fair and Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood editions of Community Impact before joining the Bay Area team in 2020. Colleen graduated from Syracuse University in 2019, where she worked for the campus's independent student newspaper The Daily Orange, with a degree in Newspaper and Online Journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and a degree in Spanish language and culture. Colleen previously interned with The Journal News/lohud, where she covered the commute in the greater New York City area.

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