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 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.

 

Request a Ride

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:

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 Trips

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

Legal Trips

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

Partners

United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg

2-1-1

Lyft

Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen