Uber users raise $2M for Ukraine, service resumes operations in 5 cities
Uber has provided humanitarian aid to Ukraine due to the Russian invasion. In total, the company has sent more than $3.5 million to support and restart the service in five Ukrainian cities, as Uber told AIN.Capital.
- According to the company, it has launched “Uber for Ukraine.” Using this new service, users in 75 cities in 16 countries can contribute to helping Ukraine. All donations go to the International Rescue Committee.
- So far, Uber users from the US have helped to collect more than $2 million in donations. Another $1 million has been sent directly from Uber.
- Uber has also donated $500,000 to the International Red Cross Federation and the United Nations World Food Program to provide humanitarian assistance in Ukraine and neighboring countries.
“Since the first day of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Uber has been offering free ride promo codes at the Polish border and in the cities where the service operates to people forced to leave Ukraine,”the company says.
- Uber has resumed operations in Ukraine and is currently available in five cities in Ukraine: Vinnytsia, Ivano-Frankivsk, Lviv, Ternopil, and Chernivtsi.
- Using the promo code SLAVAUA, the company offers discounts of up to ₴150 for three trips until March 31, 2022.
“Free rides are also available to anyone who travels to donation points organized by the Red Cross. Uber Aid service is also available on the Polish border for free rides to Lublin and Rzeszów.”
- The company also says that Uber will try to resume operations in other cities in Ukraine.