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Uber to offer free rides fo health care workers

10,000 Free Rides for Local Hospitals
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Posted at 2:00 PM, Apr 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-20 14:00:43-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Uber has just announced they're giving 10,000 free rides to healthcare workers and first responders at four Buffalo hospitals.

Kaleida Health, Catholic Health, ECMC, and Roswell Park will receive $250,000 in free rides to help health care workers get around safely.

The ride share company, along with New York State Senator Tim Kennedy and Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes, announced that each hospital will have 2,500 free rides to distribute to its nurses, doctors and other staff.

“On behalf of ECMC’s 4,000 dedicated caregivers, we are deeply appreciative to Senator Kennedy, Assembly Majority Leader Peoples-Stokes and Uber for this very generous donation to our frontline staff,” said Dr. Thomas Quatroche Jr., President and CEO of ECMC. “ Transportation can be challenging during the pandemic and we know this gracious donation will be very helpful to our ECMC Family.”

“We are grateful to Uber for supporting our frontline caregivers at a time when our community needs them most and to Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes and Senator Tim Kennedy for their help in securing this generous donation,” said William Pryor, Chief Administrative Officer of Catholic Health.