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U-Haul to Help Tornado Victims at 10 Stores in Arkansas, Illinois

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. and SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (April 1, 2023) — U-Haul® is offering 30 days of free self-storage and U-Box® container usage to residents impacted by the band of deadly tornadoes that struck Arkansas, Illinois and several other states on Friday night.

Widespread property damage and loss of life has been reported in several communities, with Little Rock being among the cities to endure extensive damage. Six U-Haul stores in the metro area have been made available to help. In Illinois, U-Haul stores in Springfield and Urbana are offering traditional self-storage or U-Box at no cost for one month to victims of the storms.

With numerous families displaced and other homes that will require repairs, accessibility to dry and secure self-storage units and portable storage containers during the clean-up process is always beneficial to communities affected by natural disasters.

“We at U-Haul are deeply saddened by each loss of life,” stated Angela Cogar, U-Haul Company of Arkansas president. “While property can be replaced, lives cannot. Even though Friday's tornado outbreak and severe weather was predicted, it came on suddenly and caused a large amount of damage. Thankfully, our teams have been responding in their hometowns and at our U-Haul stores. We stand ready to help store your property for 30 days at no cost if you were affected by the storms. May God bless and keep you.”

Kevin Barringer, U-Haul Company of Illinois president, added: “While the damage from these storms is still being assessed, we already know many people and homes were impacted by the tornadoes. We are thinking of those people, and we want them to know we can help. If they need a U-Box container or self-storage unit to keep their belongings, we will provide that at no cost for one month through our disaster relief program.”

U-Box deliveries to residents’ homes includes drop-off and pick-up of containers. The offer of a traditional self-storage room is available to customers renting new units and is based on vacancy at participating U-Haul facilities.

People seeking more information about the U-Haul disaster relief program or needing to arrange 30 days of free self-storage or U-Box container usage can contact the nearest participating store:


U-Haul Moving & Storage at 65th St. and Geyer Springs

6501 Geyer Springs Road

Little Rock, AR 72209

(501) 569-5021

U-Haul Moving & Storage at Baseline Road

5518 Baseline Road

Little Rock, AR 72209

(501) 569-5026

U-Haul Moving & Storage at Colonel Glenn

6300 Colonel Glenn

Little Rock, AR 72204

(501) 562-2777

U-Haul Moving & Storage at I-30 and Chicot Road

9302 Interstate 30

Little Rock, AR 72209

(501) 568-3200

U-Haul Moving & Storage at Kanis Road

7618 Kanis Road

Little Rock, AR 72204

(501) 224-5510

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Sherwood

8621 Warden Road

Sherwood, AR 72120

(501) 835-3564


U-Haul Moving & Storage at Burns Lane

410 Burns 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 Southgate (U-Box only)

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 a network of more than 23,000 locations across all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces. U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 offers secure access to U-Haul trucks every hour of every day through the customer dispatch option on their smartphones and our proprietary Live Verify technology. Our customers' patronage has enabled the U-Haul fleet to grow to approximately 186,000 trucks, 128,000 trailers and 46,000 towing devices. U-Haul is the third largest self-storage operator in North America and offers 934,000 rentable storage units and 79.7 million square feet of self-storage space at owned and managed facilities. U-Haul is the largest retailer of propane in the U.S., and continues to be the largest installer of permanent trailer hitches in the automotive aftermarket industry. U-Haul has been recognized repeatedly as a leading “Best for Vets” employer and was recently named one of the 15 Healthiest Workplaces in America.  


Jeff Lockridge
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Phone: 602-263-6194