Uber and Customers from 19 Countries Raise Over $3.5 Million to Purchase 50 Ambulances, Saving Countless Lives

Uber and Customers from 19 Countries Raise Over $3.5 Million to Purchase 50 Ambulances, Saving Countless Lives

In the face of an ongoing conflict, the people of Ukraine are in dire need of support and solidarity. Recognizing the urgency of the situation, Uber has stepped up its efforts to aid the heroic individuals affected by the war.

Uber’s commitment goes beyond providing transportation services; it involves helping refugees find safety, enabling doctors to reach hospitals, assisting teachers in reaching schools, delivering emergency supplies to frontline communities, and safeguarding invaluable Ukrainian cultural heritage. During a recent visit to Kyiv, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi reaffirmed the company’s unwavering support for Ukraine throughout the duration of the conflict.

Expanding on their existing partnership with UNITED24, President Zelensky’s international donations platform, Uber is now offering an opportunity for people across Europe to contribute to Ukraine’s relief efforts every time they ride with the company. Starting this week, riders in more than 80 cities across 16 European countries can choose the Uber for Ukraine trip option, which includes a surcharge specifically designated to purchase critically needed ambulances for the Ukrainian Ministry of Health.

Emergency medical teams in Ukraine play a vital role in responding to attacks, providing immediate care, and swiftly transporting the injured to hospitals. The timely arrival of these teams is crucial to saving lives. By leveraging generous rider donations and matching grants from Uber, over $3 million has already been raised to acquire 50 Type-C ambulances equipped with essential medical devices such as defibrillators, cardiac monitors, oxygen tanks, and artificial lung ventilators. Each ambulance represents an opportunity to save countless lives.

The collaboration between Uber and UNITED24 has garnered support from individuals and businesses worldwide, with over 110 countries contributing to the fundraising efforts for Ukraine. Notably, global corporations like Uber have not only contributed significant funds for ambulances but also maintained international attention on Ukraine’s situation. Mykhailo Fedorov, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Digital Transformation for Ukraine, expressed gratitude to Uber and its clients for their support during this critical moment in world history.

As the brave people of Ukraine face a second year of full-scale war, it is imperative that the international community continues to stand in solidarity with them. Through the collective efforts of Uber riders across the globe, 50 ambulances have already been donated. However, the need for assistance persists. With the introduction of Uber for Ukraine, individuals throughout Europe now have the opportunity to demonstrate their extraordinary solidarity as part of their daily lives. Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi emphasized the importance of ongoing support for Ukraine and encouraged people to join in this remarkable display of unity.

You can support Ukraine here: UNITED24

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