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Shawnee Tornado Recovery: U-Haul Offers 30 Days of Free Storage and U-Box

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (April 21, 2023) — U-Haul® is offering 30 days of free self-storage and U-Box® container usage to residents impacted by the tornado that struck Shawnee late Wednesday.

Media reports have attributed at least three deaths to the storm, and a number of residences were leveled as part of the widespread damage.

With some families displaced and others facing substantial home require repairs, accessibility to dry and secure self-storage rooms and portable storage containers during the clean-up process is always beneficial to communities affected by natural disasters.

“The tornado hit Shawnee directly on the west side of town, and it tore up some houses over that way,” stated Scott Brackin, U-Haul Company of Southwest Oklahoma City president. “There will be families going through the recovery process in the days and weeks to come. We are here to help them and support the Shawnee community.”

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

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:

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Shawnee

2323 N. Harrison St.

Shawnee, OK 74804

(405) 273-0336

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. 


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Phone: 602-263-6194