SMARTBOX Portable Self Storage Partners with United Way To Assist Suffolk Tornado Victims

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SMARTBOX Portable Storage, a leading mobile storage and moving company has partnered with the United Way to help tornado victims in the Hampton Roads, Virginia area. SMARTBOX's moving pods were used by vicitms to store belongings and other goods as recovery efforts got underway.

SMARTBOX, one of the fastest-growing portable storage and moving companies, recently partnered with the United Way of South Hampton Roads to assist victims of the tornado that hit Suffolk, Virginia by offering Smartboxes - portable storage containers - at a discounted price.

The powerful tornado tore through the Hillpoint Farms area destroying homes and businesses, blasting out windows, flipping cars, mangling power lines, and injuring some 200 people - but fortunately there were no fatalities.

SMARTBOX and the United Way reserved more than 100 Smartboxes for use by tornado victims. The partners are offering a discounted rate of $39 for the first month of rental through the United Way.

"There has been tremendous pain and suffering brought on by the devastation of the recent tornado," SMARTBOX President Michael Lowe said. "We started this program to hopefully alleviate some of the worries the victims may have with what to do with their belongings as they rebuild."

SMARTBOX, founded in 2003 and one of Entrepreneur magazine's Franchise 500®, has served the Hampton Roads market since 2004. It recently has recently expanded to Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Raleigh/Durham, N.C., San Antonio and South Florida.

SMARTBOX is a leader in the portable self-storage industry, offering individuals and businesses affordable and convenient storage and local and long-distance moving solutions. Based in Richmond, Va., SMARTBOX services more than 60 million people in 35 markets throughout the US. SMARTBOX can also move customers long distances to over 65 major metropolitan areas serving over 135 million people. For a complete list of locations, or to find out how to become a franchisee, please visit


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