Lyft has announced that ReEstablish Richmond, a local organization that helps refugees establish roots and become self-sufficient, is the recipient of its Community Grants Program. Beginning in August, the ondemand transportation company began selecting one local nonprofit each month to receive $1,000 in Lyft ride credits to ease transportation challenges in the region. The initiative is a part of Lyft’s Relief Rides program, which has committed $1.5 million over the next year to providing transportation to those in need across the country.
“Re-Establish Richmond is excited to partner with Lyft for the month of September,” said Kate Ayers, executive director of ReEstablish Richmond. “Lyft rides will help refugees on the path to self-sufficiency by providing emergency rides to job interviews, English classes, and other networking events.”
Lyft, which operates in over 300 U.S. cities, says that it selects non-profit organizations based on the role that transportation and mobility play in the organization’s mission and operations. Nonprofits in the Richmond metro area can apply for the grant program here and outline a clear usage for the $1,000 grant in Lyft credits.