Lyft News

Help After Hurricane Ida

Aug 31, 2021

In response to Hurricane Ida, Lyft is committed to doing our part to help those in need. We’re activating our LyftUp Disaster Response program to provide access to free and discounted rides to help those affected move to designated shelters and critical resources.

Rides can be accessed in the areas listed below using the code IDARELIEF21, valid for 2 rides up to $20 each, from now until 09/14 at 11:59 p.m., or while rides are available. We recommend checking operational hours and availability before visiting the shelters, and following CDC guidelines when going to a public disaster shelter.

LyftUp is our comprehensive effort to expand transportation access to those who need it most. Through LyftUp, we partner with leading nonprofits to help provide access to free and discounted rides to individuals and families who lack affordable, reliable transportation. 

Safety is fundamental to Lyft and we will continue to monitor the area’s conditions and communicate with Lyft drivers, riders, and government officials.  At this time, we’re focused on areas where we’re best able to support riders and drivers. We’ll continue to add locations as we’re able. As always, we look forward to providing access to rides to those who need them. 

Our hearts go out to those impacted by the storm.

List of Applicable Cities and Shelters:


  • Baton Rouge

  • New Orleans


  • Gulfport

  • Biloxi

  • Jackson


  • Norristown High School, 1900 Eagle Drive, West Norristown, PA 19403

  • Roxborough High School, 6498 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19128

  • West Philadelphia High School, 4901 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19139

New Jersey

  • Joyce Kilmer Elementary School, 1300 Stuyvesant Ave, Trenton, NJ 08618

  • Thomas J. Kavanaugh VFW Post 2290, 600 Washington Ave, Manville, NJ 08835

  • Bernards High School, 25 Olcott Ave, Bernardsville, NJ 07924

  • YMCA-Piscataway, 520 Hoes Ln, Piscataway, NJ 08854

  • Woodbridge Community Center, 25 Olcott Ave, Bernardsville, NJ 07924

  • International High School, 200 Grand St, Paterson, NJ 07501

New York

  • Mamaroneck High School, 1000 W Boston Post Rd, Mamaroneck, NY 10543