Uber and Lyft team up with the White House to give free rides to veterans
Lack of adequate transportation is one of the main issues when it comes to the veteran population. According to the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, 33,000 of them live in a location where transportation is not easily accessible. Such problem keeps the veterans from being able to reach services and job opportunities, making it really hard to live without relying on others. In an attempt to solve this major issue, the two on-demand transportation services Uber and Lyft have teamed up with the White House to provide tens of thousands of free rides to veterans, spread across five organizations affiliated with the US Department of Labor's Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Program.
According to Uber's website, the company will contribute with 10,000 ride throughout the year, for a total value of $125,000.
Veterans experiencing homelessness face many obstacles during their reintegration back into the workforce. Lack of transportation should not be one of these issues. This initiative by Uber will have a major impact in helping our nation's veterans get to where they deserve to be...employed.
Baylee Crone, Executive Director of the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans
Uber is also letting users donate to the cause:
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