In response to Hurricane Irma, Lyft is doing our part to help those in need.
First we’re donating $100,000 to a “Relief Rides” program helping those in need get to/from hospitals and shelters after the hurricane, as well as partnering with Team Rubicon to help their volunteers.
- Team Rubicon works with US military veterans to provide medical triage, incident management, and debris clearing in the wake of disasters -- which these veterans are uniquely qualified to do.
- We are immediately activating the partnership, and are coordinating with local governments, shelters, and hospitals in both Florida and Georgia. If you are associated with a hospital, shelter, or local government, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com so that we can get you access to a pre-funded account to help those in need. Please click here for Florida and here for Georgia for information on how our partners can use Lyft’s Concierge Service to request rides for those in need and who may not have access to a smartphone.
- If you are an individual in need of a ride in Florida, please use the code HELPFLORIDA; and for those in need of ride in Georgia please use the code HELPGEORGIA. For information on specific locations for Relief Rides please click here for Florida and here for Georgia. We will continue updating this blog with further program details.
- In addition, you can simply call 754-900-5949 to request a ride. This phone line will be available between 6:30am to midnight Eastern Time.
- Lyft will be providing these relief rides until 6PM on Tuesday, September 19.
Riders across the country can also support the American Red Cross through the end of September by opting into Lyft’s Round Up & Donate program through the 'Settings' tab of their Lyft app.
With safety as our number one priority, we temporarily paused Lyft service in a number of Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina cities. We look forward to re-opening in impacted areas as soon as road conditions improve.
Our hearts go out to those impacted by Hurricane Irma, as well as victims of Hurricane Harvey who are in the process of recovering.
Stay tuned for updates.