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Durban, let’s get together to help those in need! #UberCOMMUNITY

April 24 / South Africa

A torrential storm arrived in Durban this week, causing flash flooding and large-scale damage to housing and additional structures. This has also resulted in mass displacement and loss of belonging, leaving many people in need of help from their city!

On Friday, 26 April, with the touch of a button, a driver-partner will come to your doorstep, pick up your donations and deliver them directly to the #CountryDuty drop-off points across Durban – all for free! The donations will be given to those in need across the city of Durban.

What they need:

  • General toiletries and household items
  • Baby products (formula, nappies, baby food)
  • Adult and children’s clothing and blankets
  • Sanitary pads
  • Animal blankets and food School clothes and stationery
  • Canned non-perishable food items

How it works:

  • Open the App on Friday 26 April 2019, between 12pm – 3pm
  • Click on the UberCOMMUNITY banner on your screen
  • Set your location as per usual
  • Request your UberCOMMUNITY vehicle (no need to enter a destination)
  • When the driver arrives – please meet him or her at your pick up point with your donations

The finer details:

  • If you are unable to request an #UberCOMMUNITY vehicle on the day, please drop off the much needed items at either Mangosuthu University of Technology at 511 Mangosuthu Highway, Umlazi; Durban City Hall on Anton Lembede St, Durban Central or at the Pharmacy at Spar Merrivale, 13 Zeedeeberg Rd, Merrivale, Howick.
  • To facilitate the collection and distribution of all donations, Uber has partnered with #CountryDuty
  • The donation drive will run between 12pm -3pm on Friday, 26 April 2019. Requests must be placed within those hours.
  • All donations must be bagged or boxed in order for drivers to accept your donation. If possible, please mark clearly what you are donating!
  • Please keep in mind that driver-partners can’t leave vehicles unattended, so we ask that you bring your items out to meet your driver when they arrive.
  • #UberCOMMUNITY will be in high demand so please be patient!
  • The donations will be going to those in need in Durban.
  • Successful redemption of this offer is subject to the availability of Uber driver-partners. Access to and use of the Uber app will be subject to the standard terms and conditions applicable to all riders who use the platform.