Rappahannock United Way

3310 Shannon Park Dr., Fredericksburg, VA 22408    |    (540) 373-0041

Rappahannock United Way and the United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg have announced the expansion of its Ride United program, which originally launched in May, as a resource for individuals to get to and from COVID-19 vaccination appointments.

Now, the program is expanding to offer a greater range of services to support pandemic recovery in the Greater Fredericksburg region beginning mid-October.  The program and its expansion were made possible by a $10,000 donation from the personal injury law firm of Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen.

The Ride United program seeks to reduce transportation barriers that prevent individuals from accessing healthcare, getting quality jobs, completing education programs, and more. Transportation has proven to be a key issue for many individuals seeking services to support pandemic recovery.

Ride United now offers round-trip, on-demand Lyft rides to connect community members to services that are critical to pandemic recovery, including education, employment, health care, and more. Riders fill out a request form and, if eligible, are contacted via text message with the next steps.

 

Request a Ride

Rappahannock United Way is committed to helping increase vaccine access to families and individuals in our communities by providing free rides (up to $25) each way, to and from vaccination appointments. If you need transportation to get to a vaccine site, you can request a free or discounted ride through the Lyft Ride Service by filling out the registration form.

For COVID-19 vaccine appointments, individuals may request up to three rides total.

For all other uses, individuals may request up to two rides per person/phone number per week for up to two months.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

You must download and install the Lyft app BEFORE YOU GET YOUR FREE RIDE.

If you do not have the Lyft app you can sign-up here: Fredericksburg - Lyft

If you want to get a fare estimate for your ride before you go: Lyft Fare Estimate

Ride United can be utilized for:

Medical Trips*

  • COVID-19 vaccine appointments
  • Flu vaccine appointments
  • Non-emergency medical appointments
  • Pharmacy/prescription pick up
  • Non-emergency hospital visit

(*Ride United may NOT be used for COVID-19 testing.)

Employment Trips

  • Job interviews, job training, and job fairs
  • Pre-job requirement (drug test, finger printing, other required documentation)
  • Work (one-time)

Public Benefits Trips

  • Department of Social and Health Services
  • Social Security Administration
  • Rental assistance appointment
  • Utility assistance appointment
  • WIC appointment
  • Tax preparation services
  • Financial coaching
  • Medicaid/CHIP benefits access
  • Housing benefits access

School Success and Readiness

  • School physicals
  • Required school vaccination appointments
  • Kindergarten registration
  • Classroom meetings with teachers

Partners

United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg

2-1-1

Lyft

Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen