Uber NW Community Impact Initiative: Lydia

Aug 9, 2019 | by NW Division

Lydia stayed at The Salvation Army’s Pike Street Women’s Shelter while searching for permanent employment. Through the help of multiple agencies, she was able to move into a temporary living situation. With the cost of rent being so high in Seattle, she then began looking in Tacoma for permanent housing.

There, Lydia found the perfect apartment, one she could afford on her current income. The only barrier was how she would transport herself and her belongings that distance. With our grant from Uber, The Salvation Army was able to help Lydia transport everything in an Uber XL. Due to the distance, the ride would have cost Lydia $180, but because of the grant, she was able to arrive at her home safely and without extra financial stress.


The Salvation Army Northwest is honored to be a recipient of the Uber NW Community Impact Initiative. Through this grant, we are able to safely and efficiently meet the needs of Seattle’s most vulnerable populations.

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