U-Haul offering 30 days of free storage to college students affected by coronavirus closures
TAMPA, Fla. - U-Haul is offering 30 days of free self-storage to college students who have to move due to school closures for coronavirus.
As many colleges and universities announce temporary closures to stop the spread of COVID-19, students are being asked to return home.
U-Haul says they are "standing by and ready to help" students who may be trying to find a place to quickly store their belongings.
"We don’t know how every student is affected. But we know they are affected,” said U-Haul President John Taylor. "We have the expertise and network to help, and that’s exactly what we’re going to do."
While the company typically offers 30 days of free self-storage following natural disasters such as hurricanes, this marks the first time U-Haul has made the offer company-wide.
The free month is offered to new customers with college IDs and is subject to availability.
To find a location near you, visit U-Haul's website. Students are urged to contact the store by phone or visit in person to confirm the free storage offer is available at that location.
If you feel sick
The Florida Department of Health has opened a COVID-19 Call Center at 1-866-779-6121. Agents will answer questions Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Questions may also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Email responses will be sent during call center hours.
LINK: Florida's COVID-19 website
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