Premium cab service provider Uber is bringing back UberSLEIGH to India, and this time around it has partnered #JKFLOODRELIEF. In partnership with the voluntary organization, it will collect relief materials for the victims of Jammu & Kashmir floods. Also Read - Uber cab service resumed in 31 cities in India with new Lockdown 4.0 guidelines
It will be great if @Uber_Delhi @neerajwho start uber sleigh again, so that people can start giving discarded clothes in this hour of need Also Read - Uber launches 'Uber Connect' package delivery service to rival Dunzo and Swiggy GenieAlso Read - Uber to operate 'Essential' cab service to hospitals and pharmacy stores in 4 cities
Mir Rafae (@MirRafae) September 15, 2014
Responding to a request by a user on Twitter, Uber announced the UberSLEIGH initiative in India. Starting tomorrow at 10:00AM, Uber users will see a new option on the app called UberJKRelief. When you select that option, the company will send over a vehicle to pick up the items you want to donate. The list of required relief materials includes dry ration, tents, soaps, disinfectants, clothes, blankets, medicines and footwear among others. The list of requirements is regularly updated, and you can find it here.
The service will be available across 10 cities in India that include Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Pune, Kolkata, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, and Chandigarh. Uber s cabs will be out collecting the relief items till 4:00PM tomorrow.
Raheel Khursheed (@Raheelk) September 17, 2014
Raheel Khursheed (@Raheelk) September 16, 2014
Uber has partnered with JKFloodRelief.org to collect donations on-demand for the victims of the J&K floods. We re doing our bit to contribute to the victims of this disaster by helping citizens make contributions conveniently, Neeraj Singhal, Head of Expansion – India & the Subcontinent for Uber said. With urgent need for relief materials we figured this would be the best way to motivate and get people to contribute. So, whether its offices or homes, we ll pick them up! Ultimately, Uber is a powerful logistics platform, and we re happy that we are able to put it to good use here, he added.
The premium cab provider has used UberSLEIGH across cities around the world, including in India. Last year, it had tied up with an organization called Goonj, which was collecting clothes, toys and other necessary items for less fortunate children.
Uber isn t the only company helping out either. Google recently released a People Finder app for the flood victims, a crisis map and its database of missing people already has more than 6,000 entries.