Uber, Jersey City offer $10k in grants for 4 local non-profits to expand COVID-19 outreach efforts

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Uber and the City of Jersey City have teamed up to offer $10,000 in grants for four local non-profits to provide additional COVID-19 outreach efforts.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“We continue to look for ways to expand our vaccination efforts to make sure that our residents are protected,” Mayor Steven Fulop said in a statement.

“Building off of the success we had with our first venture with Uber, I am excited to roll out this new program to inform vulnerable populations in Jersey City about the vaccines. Uber has been an excellent partner that is clearly invested in our community.”

The $10,000 in grants will be distributed at $2,500 a piece to Hudson Pride, Greenville Neighborhood Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2294 and Welcome Home.

“The well being of the communities we serve is a top priority for us,” added Uber New Jersey spokesperson Alix Anfang.

“Our initial partnership with the City of Jersey City was such a success we wanted to expand our community assistance, these grants will enable the city to expand its education efforts and get more people vaccinated to put an end to this virus.”

Early this year, Uber partnered with Jersey City to offer 12,000 free rides to seniors who were need of transportation to receive their COVID-19 vaccination.

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  1. I am still waiting for vaccinations to reach home-bound seniors. Am 77 years old and have a primary care taker I live wth in her home. How do we get vaccine? Cannot leave home, uber would not be a solution,

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