The Florida Veterans Foundation has announced that Uber will provide veterans with limited free rides to medical appointments during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This is a profound gesture on the part of Uber to recognize the importance of helping transportation disadvantaged Veterans getting to and from their appointments especially during these difficult times,” said Florida Veterans Foundation President Lew Wilson.
Veterans who are interested in the Uber “Veterans Ride Program” can contact their local Veteran Affairs facility to receive an Uber code.
Each trip value is limited to $25 and the number of free Uber rides is limited to the first one thousand. A code will be issued for each ride on a case by case basis as determined by the local VA facility following a brief evaluation, the announcement said.
“We’re proud to partner with the Florida Veterans Foundation to ensure Veterans in need are able to move around safely throughout the state, said Stephanie Smith, senior public policy manager, Uber. “This service will provide Florida Veterans in need critical access to safe transportation amid the COVID-19 public health crisis.”
Veterans who do not have the Uber app can dial 1-833-USE-UBER. A team member will assist with the trip request as well as provide a price quote for the specific ride.