As Hurricane Florence hits, major companies respond with help for victims

In a string of corporate social responsibility moves, U-Haul, Anheuser-Busch, Lowe’s, Airbnb and several airlines have offered storage, canned water, cleanup supplies, lodging and more.

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Several organizations have been helping people in Hurricane Florence’s path prepare for the storm—and netting positive PR in the process.

U-Haul recently announced that it’s providing 30 days of free storage at 94 locations across North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia. The company is also offering its U-Box containers for people to store their belongings inside the storage lockers.

In a press release posted in its newsroom, U-Haul wrote:

“People are preparing to leave their homes, creating an immediate need for secure locations where evacuees can bring the possessions they wish to protect,” said Doug Weston, U-Haul Company of Western North Carolina president. “As a member of these communities, we are in a position to help by providing this service to our friends who are in harm’s way.”

U-Haul also listed the locations offering the services, along with their addresses, phone numbers and website information, for people to access if they need help.

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