Kindness, Compassion and Empathy: Vital During the Coronavirus

The Coronavirus pandemic has taken a large toll on most people’s physical and mental well-being. In times of hardship, when we are challenged the most, it is the way we respond that defines us. Now more than ever, it’s vital to remember to show kindness, compassion and empathy to all. 

Many companies nationwide have gone out of their way to provide support and show appreciation through different acts of kindness and Uber is at the top of the list. Tony West, Uber’s Chief Legal Officer stated: “At the heart of Uber’s technology is a desire to serve and support our communities.” 

 Support nationwide includes providing: 

  • 10M free rides and deliveries to healthcare workers, seniors and the vulnerable
  • Transportation for frontline healthcare workers to and from patients’ homes and between facilities 
  • 300,000 free meals to first responders and healthcare workers in the US and Canada
  • Discounted rides for the low income and vulnerable populations 
  • Medication delivery in South Africa with The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s support 
  • Support to the elderly in Columbia by working with the government   
  • 50,000 free rides to shelters and safe spaces by partnering with domestic violence organizations and local governments 
  • Access to the WorkHub system for drivers that are currently unemployed 
  • $20 weekly credits towards any meal ordered on Uber Eats 
  • $0 delivery fees for 100,000+ smaller restaurants  

Although the above are only some ways in which Uber has shown empathy, kindness and compassion, they are not done yet. Uber stated, “Our team is working around the clock to do everything we can to support the communities we serve.” 

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