Uber NW Community Impact Initiative: Eric

Aug 12, 2019 | by NW Division

Eric had been a client at The Salvation Army’s William Booth Center for several months before we were able to identify the issues that were holding him back. A near-death experience helped to identify drug addiction as the main barrier he faced. After much discussion and guidance from our dedicated staff, Eric was willing to accept help from a local treatment facility on an outpatient basis.

Although our facility has vehicles to help our clients with transportation, they would not be able to transport Eric on a regular basis. The grant from Uber made it possible to not only drive him to and from his daily dosing at the local treatment center, but gave Eric the comfort of knowing he was being looked out for by the community as well. Eric made friends with his regular Uber driver and still talks to him to this day.


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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