First 55,000 Drivers Receive Grants from the Uber Care Driver Fund
News Desk, News Nation 360 : Uber confirmed it has disbursed grants to 55,000 drivers from the Uber Care Driver Fund, which is set up with an initial commitment of INR 25 crores, to support drivers amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Sharing the enthusiastic public response to Uber’s appeal to raise additional resources for its Uber Care Driver Fund, Pavan Vaish, Head of Central Operations, Uber India and South Asia, said that he would like to take this opportunity to thank the riders, Uber employees, corporations and NGOs who’ve opened their hearts and wallets to support drivers, who’re the core of their business. The Uber team has spoken to many drivers, and they know they greatly appreciate the generosity of all those who have helped in their hour of need. Over the coming few days,
they will continue to report fresh contributions and disbursements from the Uber Care Driver Fund. Uber aims to raise a total of INR 50 crore for its fund through contributions from its employees, riders, CSR funds and citizens through a partnership with Milaap, a leading crowdfunding organization. In response to Uber’s appeal to raise an additional INR 25 crores for the fund, more than 23,000 Uber riders and employees have already contributed INR 2.15 crores. NGOs and corporations have donated an additional INR 4.28 crores, which has already been deposited into the Driver Fund, for immediate distribution as grants to the next batch of drivers. Ahmedabad-based Uber driver, Mukesh Bharthi and Payal Verma, a New Delhi-based driver and single mother of three daughters are the Drivers who’ve received the first batch of grants have reacted positively to the initiative.
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Report : Anustup Kundu