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Uber Teams With Salvation Army for First-Ever DMV Area Coat Drive

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ALEXANDRIA, VA – It’s been cold lately, hasn’t it? If you use Uber to get around town, chances are, while you’re waiting to be picked up, you’ve noticed. Uber, though its UberConnect service, wants to make sure that those who need help to stay warm get it. That’s why they have partnered with the Salvation Army for their first-ever Coat Drive in the DMV area.

Beginning today, Jan. 27, Uber users in the DC area will be able to donate gently used coats free of charge in the Uber app using the promo code CoatDriveDC. During the three-day event, ending on Jan. 29, Uber will cover the cost of a trip to your residence – up to $25 – if you make a donation. The drive’s hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

With UberConnect, there is no need to go anywhere. Simply follow these directions:

  • Apply the promo code CoatDriveDC to your Uber Wallet
  • Place your gently used coat in a bag
  • Select Package in the Uber app, tap “Send a package”, and enter your location and your nearest Salvation Army location from the list below.
  • Tap Choose Connect  
  • On the Review Order screen under the Dropoff section, update the delivery method to Meet at Door and add a note for the driver: “For Salvation Army Coat Drive”
  • Follow along via the in-app instructions and watch as your coat gets delivered in real-time!

If you wish to visit a drop-off location, there may be one near you:

  • 18705 N. Frederick Ave, Gaithersburg, MD, 20879
  • 3304 Kenilworth Ave, Hyattsville, MD, 20781
  • 11550 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD, 20582
  • 6528 Little River Turnpike, Alexandria, VA, 22312
  • 13287 Gordon Blvd, Woodbridge, VA, 13287

Note: The promo code applies to in-person donations as well.

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Kevin Dauray

Kevin is Publisher's Assistant with The Zebra Press. He has been working for Alexandria's "Good News" newspaper since 2019. A graduate of George Mason University, he earned a bachelor's in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. He also studied at the Columbia School of Broadcasting and holds a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. He is an alumnus of T.C. Williams High School. Go Titans!

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