The company donates free rides to the NGOs involved in helping refugees in Romania
FREE NOW, Europe’s leading multi-mobility platform, takes measures to support refugees from Ukraine. FREE NOW passengers across Europe now have the option to round up the payment for rides directly from the app, and FREE NOW will double the donation amount, up to €100,000 per month, for three consecutive months. Funds raised in this way will go to the International Committee of the Red Cross, which offers emergency support and medical assistance to Ukrainian refugees, as well as helping to reunite families separated by the war.
”FREE NOW expresses its solidarity with the Ukrainian community and provides app users with the option to donate the difference up to the round trip fare value. This is one of the moments when we feel we need to stand by the communities we belong to and support their efforts to help the victims of the conflict in Ukraine”, says Daria Marinescu, Head of Marketing FREE NOW Romania.
Passengers traveling with FREE NOW have the option of rounding up the total payment in the app, as soon as they order a ride or at any time until the ride is completed. Through this initiative, FREE NOW estimates that total donations will exceed €550,000 per month, which will be directed towards emergency and medical assistance to Ukrainian refugees, and to help reunite families separated by war through the International Committee of the Red Cross.
In addition, through organisations involved in support initiatives, FREE NOW Romania offers free rides to refugees in 8 cities where the app is available, to get to shelter centers or host families. Thus, both volunteers and members of the NGOs involved can use FREE NOW to receive free rides. Similar activities to support aid organizations are undertaken by the platform in Poland and Germany.
“We are in contact with NGOs to learn about the current needs and to be able to get involved with the necessary resources. In order to support where it is most needed, we appeal to representatives of the NGOs involved to contact us and describe their mobility transportation needs and we will support them with free rides”, continues Daria Marinescu, Head of Marketing FREE NOW Romania.
Solidarity with Ukraine is expressed by the entire FREE NOW Group and its shareholders, who have already allocated over 1 million euro to aid activities. In countries directly involved in rapid assistance to refugees, such as Romania, as well as Poland and Germany, FREE NOW offers support to humanitarian organizations helping Ukraine.