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Lyft donates thousands to Spring Valley immigrant foundation

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Posted at 11:19 PM, Jul 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-03 01:34:35-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- The ridesharing company, Lyft, is donating hundreds of thousands of dollars in ride credits to immigration groups throughout the country, including one in San Diego County.

The company made the donation announcement on Monday, donating $200,000, calling the campaign "America is an Idea, Not a Geography." The Minority Humanitarian Foundation in Spring Valley received roughly $32,000 in ride credits.

The foundation's founder, Mark Lane, says the company's donation is a game changer for his organization. Lane explains that the money previously spent on rides can now go towards other things like food, clothing and other supplies.

10News spoke to multiple Lyft drivers in San Diego who said they wouldn't mind providing rides to migrants, as long as their pay didn't change. A few Lyft users told 10News they don't agree with Lyft's donation but said they would still continue to use the service.

During the month of July, Lyft is also matching donations to RAICES up to $50,000.

Lyft also released a series of films that highlight the work of immigrant organizations. To watch, click here.