When a humanitarian crisis erupts or a natural disaster strikes, many agencies and affiliated organizations kick operations into overdrive. Food, medicine, water, clothing, and shelter supplies are needed quickly to prevent worsening conditions for the affected population.
Coordination must be like clockwork, with shipments delivered safely, securely, and on time. You need an expert to focus on shipping and distribution, so you can focus on the aid. You need UPS.
From the Midwest to the Middle East, Africa to Japan, we use our logistics expertise--and sometimes our volunteer base--to anticipate possible problems and customize the perfect solution.
We've collaborated with the World Food Programme (WFP) to create Logistics Emergency Teams (LETs). This cross-company partnership relies on employee volunteers with warehousing, transport, and logistics expertise.
Based all around the world, these teams are deployed within 48 hours of a humanitarian crisis.
Similarly, we've partnered with the American Red Cross to establish LATs in eight states. These teams are comprised solely of employee volunteers who work with non-governmental organizations (NGOs), FEMA, and state governments to mobilize hurricane and tornado relief more efficiently. Efforts include:
Good corporate citizenship has been a part of our culture for more than 60 years. In addition to support for the LET and LAT programs, The UPS Foundation also provides funding and in-kind services to:
Support for our Humanitarian Relief Program in 2012 included:
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