Facebook is teaming up with organizations such as Lyft to make it easier to help people during a crisis. Now these companies can provide critical information, and services directly on the Community Help page. Lyft's Head of Social Impact Mike Masserman and Facebook's Social Good Product Lead Asha Sharma explain how this new integration works.
"We've seen the communities come together and use in a lot of different types of crises over the last year," said Sharma. "Now that we have organizations involved there's an opportunity to actually help people in a crisis get the services they need."
"In the wake of the hurricanes in Florida and Texas we formalized this program to provide people with free reduced rides to hospitals and shelters," said Masserman. "We think this is a great evolution of that program to make sure that more people and communities during times of crisis know these relief rides are available to them."