Uber Offers Free Rides Between Ukraine and Poland

Uber Ukraine

A couple of days ago, Uber issued a statement in support of Ukraine, saying it is offering unlimited free rides between the Ukraine-Poland border and two Polish cities.

All those who want to move from Hrebenne, Dolhobyczow, Dorohusk, Zosin, Budmierz, Korczowa or Medyka to the southeastern cities of Lublin or Rzeszow could use the code “POMOCLUBELSKIE” or “POMOCPODKARPACKIE” to get a free ride.

Uber (and the whole world) thinks that this terrible war is rapidly becoming a tragic humanitarian crisis. It will impact millions of innocent people. Uber is working 24/7 to keep impacted employees, riders, and drivers safe. At the same time, they are partnering with NGOs to support relief efforts on the ground.

Uber Ukraine

Other than that, Uber is going to add an in-app donation button for its U.S. riders. Due to it, the latter will make donations to the International Rescue Committee. If there are not sufficient donations, Uber will make it up to $1 million. Plus, Uber will send a $500,000 donation to the International Federation of Red Cross and World Food Program USA.

However, when the war began, Uber paused services throughout Ukraine over safety concerns.

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“Shortly after attacks began, we decided to pause operations throughout Ukraine to protect the safety of drivers and riders. We remain committed to keeping cities moving and helping people travel during these difficult times, and we are assessing how to restore our services on a city-by-city basis, as soon as it is safe.”

Read some highlights in the press release below:

Supporting Ukrainian communities

Free rides at the border: Uber is offering unlimited free trips between the Ukrainian border and Polish cities. This should be a great help to refugees and their families. Moreover, through Uber transportation, Migrant Welcome Centers and NGOs could deliver food from warehouses in Poland.

Food and essential supplies: Uber has already collected 60 tons of essential supplies in Romania. They will be sent to Ukraine soon.

Supporting the Uber community

Support for drivers: As for drivers in Ukraine, Uber has already provided advance payments. Plus, they are thinking of how refugees in Ukraine can have access to work on the Uber platform in neighboring countries.

Uber employees and their families: Uber helps its staff in Ukraine to relocate to other countries.

As a reminder, something identical was done by Tesla, which is offering free electric vehicle charging stations near the Ukrainian border.

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