MISSOULA - The University of Montana has moved to remote learning and is now closing their dorms to students effective Tuesday at 8 a.m., and a local company is stepping up to do what they can quickly.
Eagle Self Storage Owner Bob McCue is a UM alumnus and has been in the self storage business for over 20 years. He says he has never seen anything like this and wanted to help the community and students in the best way he knew how.
"They're students, they're putting all their energy into studying and have limited funds and resources. I was there at one time, I've got two boys that went to school there, and this was an opportunity for us to give back and say thank you," said McCue.
Eagle Self Storage is offering free 5x10 storage units to UM students. The offer details a waived move in fee and one month of free rent. All that is required is a UM student ID and your things to store. The offer ends May 1, 2020.
"We'll help them until the last unit, we won't hold back," said McCue. "Every unit we have, 5 by 10's and 4 by 5's will be at their disposal and hopefully we can give some folks a sigh of relief."