Uber offers USD 200,000 to support vulnerable communities

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Uber Sri Lanka is giving a USD 200,000 donation to the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society to help vulnerable communities affected by the economic crisis. The donations will be used to distribute food and life-saving medicines across the country.

Over 10,000 individuals, including Uber delivery and driver partners and members of the larger community, will receive dry-ration packs containing daily essentials for a family of four. In addition, 15 rural hospitals serving over 30,000 individuals will receive emergency medication and related supplies purchased directly from international suppliers.

The partnership was announced by Uber’s visiting global executive, Saskia de Jongh, Regional General Manager for Delivery in the APAC region, and Jagath Abeysinghe, President, Sri Lanka Red Cross Society, who were joined by Bhavna Dadlani Jayawardena, General Manager, Uber Sri Lanka, and Kumari Kothalawala, Branch Executive Officer, Chairman, Sri Lanka Red Cross Society, Colombo Branch.