Uber Donates Free Rides to Arlington National Cemetery to TAPS Families
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - August 8, 2016
ARLINGTON, Va. - Today, Uber began a yearlong campaign to offer free rides to Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) families and survivors to visit Arlington National Cemetery.
"Whether traveling from near or far to visit Arlington National Cemetery, it's an honor to stand among our heroes and remember the lives they lived and the service they gave," said Bonnie Carroll, TAPS President and Founder. "Thanks to the generosity of our friends at Uber, making the journey will be a little bit easier."
TAPS families will be given a promotion code from Uber good for four one-way rides, or two round trips to Arlington National Cemetery from anywhere in the DMV area. Each rider can use the code for up to $20 off a ride. The donation will run through Aug. 8, 2017.
AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEW:
Bonnie Carroll, TAPS President and Founder
Todd Bowers, Director of UberMILITARY
The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) is the national organization providing compassionate care for the families of America's fallen military heroes and has offered support to more than 60,000 surviving family members of our fallen military and their caregivers since 1994. TAPS provides peer-based emotional support, grief and trauma resources, healing seminars and retreats for adults, camps for children, casework assistance, connections to community-based care, online and in-person support groups and the 24/7 National Military Survivor Helpline at 800.959.TAPS (8277) available for all who have been affected by a death in the Armed Forces. Services are provided free of charge. For more information go to www.taps.org or call TAPS at 202.588.TAPS (8277).
Uber's mission is to make transportation as reliable as running water-everywhere, for everyone. We started in 2010 to solve a simple problem: how do you get a ride at the touch of a button? Six years and over a billion trips later, we've started tackling an even greater challenge: reducing congestion and pollution in our cities by getting more people into fewer cars.