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Supporting Our Communities During the Shutdown

With the partial government shutdown in its fifth week, we understand the immense stress placed on Americans across the country. Today marks the second paycheck that furloughed federal employees have missed, and we'd like to find additional ways to support our communities.

For drivers affected by the shutdown, Lyft is providing gas cards* to those who are federal employees. We’re expanding this program to markets beyond the DC & Baltimore area where Lyft has local hubs. These can be picked up starting Tuesday, January 29 by showing a valid federal government employee ID at the below locations.

We’ve also heard from Lyft riders who want to support those who are affected by the shutdown. To enable our community to join in, we’re expanding our partnership with United Way to support their United for U.S. Fund via Round Up & Donate. Donations to this fund support United Way in addressing vital needs, including food, rent and mortgage payments, and other basic expenses for federal workers, contractors and others impacted by the government shutdown. To start donating, tap 'Donate' in the main menu of the Lyft app, select United Way and tap ‘Opt in’. We'll automatically round up each fare to the nearest dollar and donate the difference.

In the Washington D.C. region, whose community has been most heavily affected by the shutdown, we’ve activated Relief Rides, whereby impacted individuals can contact United Way’s DC 2-1-1 now through February 2 for a ride code to get two free rides up to $10 each.**

We thank those who are continuing to provide support to our communities during these difficult times.

Participating Hub Locations:

(Hours Vary) Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 9-5pm, Sun 12-5pm

Atlanta - 814 Bellemeade Ave., Atlanta, GA 30318

Austin - 1021 E 7th St Suite #102 Austin, TX 78702

Boston - 616 Fellsway Medford, MA 02155

Chicago - 3976 N. Avondale Ave., 2nd floor, Chicago, IL 60641

Denver - 1401 Zuni St, #105 Denver, CO 80204

Las Vegas - 7255 S Tenaya Way, Suite 300A, Las Vegas, NV 89113

Los Angeles - 662 S Santa Fe Ave Los Angeles, CA 90021

New York City - Falchi Building, 31-00 47th Ave. 4th Floor, Long Island City, NY 11101

Oakland - 2408 Mandela Pkwy, Oakland, CA

Phoenix - 4050 E Cotton Center Boulevard, Suite 38, Phoenix, AZ 85040

Portland - 2712 N Mississippi Ave Portland, Oregon 97227

San Francisco - 2300 26th St., San Francisco, CA 94107

San Jose - 2160 Tully Road, San Jose, CA 95122

Seattle - 18220 International Blvd, SeaTac, WA 98188

Washington DC - 2011 Crystal Dr 1st Floor, Arlington, VA 22202

*$20 gas card for Lyft drivers with valid Federal employee ID. One gas card per driver. While supplies last. Watch for in-app messaging for more details.

**Maximum discount is $10 per ride. Each code valid for 2 rides. Discount does not apply to tips, cancellation fees, damage charges, or taxes. Limited number of ride codes available. While supplies last. Subject to Lyft’s Terms of Service.


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Published on Jan 25, 2019

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