Uber is offering a discount of up to $20 to customers using the service to go to specific locations in the Dallas gayborhood this weekend, according to a statement the company released today (Friday, June 17):
“Like people across the world, we were deeply shocked and saddened by the recent murders at a gay nightclub in Orlando. The world is a brighter and better place when we are all free to be ourselves. And we want to bring people together, no matter who you are or where you’re from.
“To celebrate life and love in all its forms, this weekend we’ll be offering free rides to and from places around Dallas that are important to the history and culture of the local LGBT community,” the statement reads.
To take advantage of the discount, users just need to open the Uber app, request an uberx and be picked up or dropped off at any of the designated locations, and a discount of up to $20 will automatically be applied to their fee.
The offer is limited to two rides per person, up to $20 per ride, and is valid from noon today through 11:59 p.m., Monday, June 20.
Locations included in the offer are Station 4 (S4), Sue Ellen’s, JR’s Bar & Grill, TMC: The Mining Co., Resource Center, North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce and Cathedral of Hope.
Uber also encouraged users to donate if they can to OneOrlando Fund, established by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer to “provide a way to help respond to the needs of our community, now and in the time to come, after the effects of the Pulse tragedy. The distribution of the funds will be administered by the Central Florida Foundation. The Foundation serves as the region’s community foundation and is home to more than 400 charitable funds.”