As the coronavirus pandemic leaves so many Americans in a state of panic, many organizations are stepping up to do what they can to help. From delivering free food to the elderly in Nashville to museums offering virtual tours, a growing number of companies and non-profits are working overtime to help keep Americans safe and making the most of this difficult situation.
Now, we've learned of one of many companies that is coming to the aid of college students—a group uniquely impacted by this crisis as many have to evacuate their dorms or rentals—across the country. On March 12th, U-Haul announced that it will offer 30 days of free self-storage to college students in light of the coronavirus outbreak.
“We don’t know how every student is affected. But we know they are affected,” said the company's President John “JT” Taylor in their media statement. “More and more universities are giving instructions to leave campus and go home. Students and their parents are in need of moving and storage solutions. We have the expertise and network to help, and that’s exactly what we’re going to do.”
Here's the nitty gritty: To be eligible you must have a valid college ID and be a new customer to U-Haul. This opportunity will be offered subject to availability. Visit uhaul.com/storage to search for the store nearest you and call them regarding availability for this limited-time offer.
In addition to the 30 days free self-storage offer, Collegeboxes.com—a U-Haul company—which provides college storage and shipping n the U.S. will be traveling to campuses across the country to provide help. Students can contact (866) 269-4887 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
The 30 days free self-storage offer is also being extended for usage of U-Box portable moving and storage containers, which provide 257-cubic-feet of space and a one-ton capacity. These units can be filled at U-Haul facilities and stored in their secure warehouses.
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If you know of someone who may be in need of this helpful offer right now, be sure to spread the word. While we're sure so many of our country's college students are eager to be back in their dorm rooms, we know that they will pay this kind gesture forward one day.