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U-Haul offering free storage for students displaced due to COVID-19

Posted at 3:57 PM, Mar 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-14 19:56:29-04

GREAT FALLS — U-Haul is offering a 30-day free self-storage for college students who are being affected by the novel coronavirus outbreak.

President John “JT” Taylor announced that U-Haul will extend 30 days of free self-storage at U-Haul owned and operated facilities to help college students impacted by unforeseen schedule changes at their universities.

Michael Gaines a Great Falls U-Haul Store owner saw this as an opportunity to help others.

“Looking at those opportunity’s as for disaster’s for things that people are displaced where they need help with where I store my stuff. How do we move things? We look at this as an opportunity for us to be able to help our community since we are such an integral part of what our communities do,” said Gaines.

President John Taylor understands the situation.

“We don’t know how every student is affected. But we know they are affected,” said Taylor in a press release, Thursday.

And U-Haul is no stranger to helping others move.

Gaines said, “Well U-Haul has been around for almost 75 years trying to help people move. Started helping people move after world war two.”

The 30 days free self-storage offer is typically extended to communities impacted by a natural disaster. This marks the first time U-Haul has extended the offer company-wide.

The Free month applies to new customers with college ID's and is a limited-time offer.

You can find more information here.