December 3, 2015 / India

Trucks, more than cars, have the ground clearance to traverse through waterlogged streets. Chennai is submerged after unprecedented rain battered the city we all call home, and we at Uber want to pitch in to help in whatever way we can. Besides offering free Uber rides all day, today starting 12PM, the uberCARE option in the app will include trucks carrying necessary supplies – medicines, food supplies and other essentials.

Through uberCARE, you can request a truck to come to your location to deliver supplies – to you and others in your neighbourhood who need them. If you know someone else or another location that would need these supplies, you can even set the location there and we’ll reach out to you to get more details.

Volunteers of uberCARE will be ready and available all day from 12PM to 7PM to deliver these with the help of our amazing partners – ThePorter and Bhoomika Trust – Thank You!

Lastly, if you or anyone you know wishes to volunteer or can spare food and medical supplies, contact us at or tweet or get in touch with us by calling 9686052002 using #uberCARE and we’ll try to arrange a pickup to use them to deliver to those who need it.



  1. Slide over to the #uberCARE view on your app, and request between 12PM – 7PM
  2. If you are in need of urgent supplies, request an #uberCARE truck. If you know someone who’s in need of these supplies, place the pin on their location and we’ll be in touch
  3. Once your request has been accepted, #uberCARE volunteers will call and confirm what supplies are needed the most along with the quantities