Uber To Collect Contributions For Drought Relief
Private taxi aggregator firm Uber has decided to pitch in to collect contributions for those affected in the drought-affected villages in the state.
They have joined hands with World Vision India for supporting the ongoing relief work in these villages.
Said an official : “Uber has launched a week-long campaign to generate funds to provide dry ration and water to over 100 households in the state. The campaign enables fund collection through an online campaign and on-demand collection of cheques via the Uber app.”
Riders will be able to see a new view called ‘UberAID’ from 11 am to 4 pm daily. Through this view, riders will not be able to request for a ride, but they will be able to call for a car to come and pick up their cheques. The cheques collected in favour of World Vision India will go towards the NGO’s drought relief response for Maharashtra.’
Uber has also created a dedicated page https://www.worldvision.in/uber/ for riders to also make online payments toward this effort. “There are over 1800 villages across Maharashtra that are facing acute water scarcity. It is a growing concern which needs immediate attention,” said Uber general manager (Mumbai) Shailesh Sawlani.