Uber partners with Red Cross to give discounted rides to shelters
BATON ROUGE – In partnership with the American Red Cross, Uber is offering discounted rides to people in Baton Rouge and Lafayette who have been impacted by last week's flooding.
Uber is giving $15,000 in ride credits to those staying at emergency shelters in and around Baton Rouge and Lafayette. The company has also donated $10,000 to the American Red Cross National Disaster Fund.
A ride credit will automatically be applied to trips to or from select shelter locations. In Lafayette, Uber is providing $20 off one ride that starts or ends at the Heymann Center Discount located at 1373 S. College Drive. In Baton Rouge, the company is providing $15 off two rides that start or end at the shelter locations below:
- Baton Rouge River Center, 275, S. River Road
- Felton G. Clark Activity Center, 801 Harding Boulevard
- Celtic Media Center, 10000 Celtic Drive
Joshua Joachim, regional chief executive of the American Red Cross, said that he is grateful for Uber's support.
"This partnership enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond during and recover immediately after a disaster like the flooding in South Louisiana. This donation will support the needs of those affected at no cost and regardless of income," Joachim said.