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Uber to offer free rides to women's centert and shelter clients for a year

 


Pittsburgh City Councilman Dan Gilman has announced a partnership with Uber and the Women’s Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh to provide free rides for victims of domestic violence to the shelter. 

“Pittsburgh is home to thriving technology companies who are willing to lend their support to the nonprofit organizations that serve our city residents each and every day. This partnership between Uber and the Women’s Center and Shelter will enable victims to arrive at the shelter safely and free of charge,” said Councilman Gilman.

“I am proud to have helped to connect these organizations and facilitate this partnership. I thank Uber for their generosity and the Women’s Center and Shelter for their important work to help victims of domestic violence.”

Uber will provide $10,000 worth of free rides to clients who utilize services at the Women’s Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh. The organization will be able to request Uber rides on behalf of their clients either to or from the shelter to medical, legal, and other appointments.

“Our work with the Women’s Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh is about ensuring that a safe ride is always available for those underserved by traditional transportation options,” said Shari Shapiro, senior public affairs manager for Uber Pennsylvania.

“Transportation is vital to the safety of victims of domestic violence. With Uber’s support, hundreds of women and their children will be able to find safe shelter,” said Shirl Regan, president and CEO of the Women’s Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh.

The grant will cover the 2017 transportation budget for the Women’s Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh.

 

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