Ride-hailing company Uber announced today it will be partnering with various organizations to provide free rides, meals, and food delivery to victims of domestic violence during the pandemic.
In a statement, Uber says COVID-19 stay-at-home orders have resulted in “unintended challenges” for some of the most vulnerable Americans, including victims of sexual, domestic, or gender-based violence.
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Experts have also reported a spike in domestic violence over the last few weeks in the US and across the globe.
The company has pledged 50,000 free rides and extra support to shelters and safe spaces in over 35 cities across 17 countries.
Uber has also partnered with Safe Center LI in New York to offer free rides and meals to support workers.
“We’re extremely grateful for their tireless efforts to support our communities during this especially difficult time,” said Uber in a statement.