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Uber Donates $25,000 in Free Rides to United Way of Southwest Louisiana Following Hurricane Laura

Uber announces donation to United Way of Southwest Louisiana to assist residents with transportation needs following Hurricane Laura.

Posted: Sep 3, 2020 3:53 PM
Updated: Sep 8, 2020 9:50 AM

Trevor Theunissen, Director of Public Affairs, joined News 15 to talk about Uber donating $25,000 in free rides to residents displaced by Hurricane Laura.

NEW ORLEANS, La. - Uber announced this week that the company is working with United Way of Southwest Louisiana to donate $25,000 in free rides to the organization to help evacuees with transportation needs.

Residents of areas impacted by Hurricane Laura who have evacuated to hotels or shelters have the opportunity to take a free ride with Uber through the donation to United Way of Louisiana. These rides can be used for trips to the grocery store, laundromat, pharmacy and to run necessary errands.

“Supporting those families and individuals who have been displaced due to Hurricane Laura is incredibly important to all of us at Uber,” said Trevor Theunissen, Director of Public Affairs for Uber. “We’re glad to help them be able to make trips to pick up necessary items, or do their laundry.”

All drivers and riders must wear masks and passengers are asked to sit in the back seat, where possible, to practice safe social distancing.

For more information on how to request a ride, please visit: https://unitedwayswla.org/

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