Introduction: Fifty-eight tornados were reported hitting the Midwest including Missouri and Illinois February 28th killing eight reported victims. The storm system posed a risk to 45 million people that included 180 mile per hour winds and hail.
Disaster relief: If your home looked like the one in the above photo, where would you store your valuables that you recovered?
The self-storage industry to the rescue: Several companies including UHAUL and Tri-State Storage offered free storage to Midwest tornado victims.
SquareFoot of Austin, Texas, offers online marketplace for self-storage units, established a Storage Industry Disaster Relief Fund to help victims of recent tornado outbreaks and future disasters.
Conclusion: It is heartwarming when industry reaches out to victims of natural disasters with relief. The self-storage industry has space to offer. So, those who have lost their home or business can use free space to store what valuables recovered.