Uber To Offer 10 Million Free Rides And Deliveries To Healthcare Workers
Uber has pledged 10 million free rides and deliveries to health care workers, seniors and people in need as the coronavirus pandemic spreads.
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said in a statement that the ride-hailing service already offers free rides and meals to health care workers in the U.K.
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The world is upside down. Everything has changed. A company that moves people is asking you not to move. Stay home if you can. And with drivers, delivery people, and restaurants, we’ll help #MoveWhatMatters: 10 million free rides and deliveries of food for frontline healthcare workers, seniors, and people in need. If you stop moving, together we can end this virus. For more information click the link in our bio. Uber
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Now the company is looking to expand this offer globally. The CEO said in a statement: “Thank you to the healthcare workers who are saving lives, thank you to the drivers, delivery people and restaurants who are supporting them. And thank you to all the riders who are doing their part by staying home. Working together, we can stop this virus and help our communities recover.”
The charitable promise by the cab company is targeted to assist the healthcare workers, alongside other individuals like government officials and volunteers. The CEO further noted: “We’re ready to work with more cities, food banks, hospitals and others around the world to move whatever matters most to them. Organizations looking for support with rides or food deliveries can reach out to us at email@example.com.”