Rappahannock United Way

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

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.

Rappahannock United Way and the United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg are working partnership with the personal injury law firm of Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen to provide the Ride United program as a resource for individuals to get to and from a wide range of services to support pandemic recovery in the Greater Fredericksburg region.

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Rappahannock United Way is committed to reducing transportation barriers that prevent individuals and families 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.

We can provide free rides (up to $25) each way.  Multiple requests can be made.

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:

HEALTH

  • Medical / Dental / Eye Appointments and Testing
  • Vaccinations
  • Substance Use / Mental Health Support
  • Apply for Medicare / Medicaid / CHIP Services
  • Veterans Affairs Services
  • Pharmacy Services

EMPLOYMENT

  • Job Interviews
  • Commute to/from Work
  • Pre-Employment Needs

FOOD

  • Grocery Store / Food Pantry
  • Apply for SNAP / WIC Benefits Access

FINANCIAL STABILITY

  • Financial Coaching
  • Tax Preparation Services
  • Transportation Services / DMV / Car Repairs

LEGAL SERVICES

  • Court Ordered Community Service / Education
  • Probation / Parole Check-in
  • Commute to/from Court Proceedings and/or Counsel

HOUSING

  • Apply for Benefits / Assistance / Shelter

EDUCATION

  • Commute to/from Enrollment / Class / Daycare
  • Library or Internet Access
  • Technology Acquisition

Partners

United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg

2-1-1

Lyft

Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen