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Uber Freight to transport tarps to Laura impacted areas

Uber Freight
Posted at 8:50 AM, Sep 17, 2020

Uber has partnered with Houston non-profit, Every Shelter, to provide tarps to areas impacted by Hurricane Laura.

The company says that one shipment of the tarps will assist anywhere from 600 to 1,200 families. Each tarp, they say, can last multiple years while residents recover.

"FEMA estimates that 70 to 80 percent of roofs in the Lake Charles area will need to be replaced," said Every Shelter Co-Founder and CEO, Scott Key. "I had the opportunity to be on the ground in Lake Charles when many of the tarps were delivered. It was difficult to find a roof that wasn't significantly damaged by Hurricane Laura. Uber Freight donating the transportation of these tarps is an important part of the recovery effort."

Uber Freight roof tarps

The tarps will be transported using Uber Freight. Each tarp, they say, takes around 15 minutes to install.

"Supporting the residents of Lake Charles and other areas impacted by Hurricane Laura is incredibly important to the entire team at Uber Freight," said Lior Ron, Head of Uber Freight. "Our partnership with Every Shelter has been tremendous and has been able to transport more than 100,000 pounds of roofing tarps to help residents protect their homes during this difficult time."

To learn more about the transport and partnership, click here.

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