UPS is donating N95 masks to help protect staff at Children's Healthcare hospitals across the Atlanta area.
Hospital-grade N95 masks to help protect staff at Children's Healthcare hospitals
UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced the donation of 10,000 N95 respirator masks to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. UPS has procured a sufficient supply to meet internal needs for its employees, so is sharing its additional masks to help protecthealthcare providers at Children's Healthcare hospitals in the Atlanta area.
"Atlanta is UPS' home – it is our global headquarters, and the city and the State of Georgia are not just communities we serve, but also the city and state that thousands of our employees call home," said UPS President, South Atlantic District Derrick Johnson. "We could not be happier to provide these masks to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at this time – a time when personal protective equipment (PPE) of all kinds is in desperate need at hospitals around the country."
UPS procured the masks from a variety of sources and has the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) necessary to protect its employees, while also being able to donate hospital-grade protective equipment to healthcare providers.
The 10,000 masks were delivered to Children's for distribution to itshealthcare system throughout the Atlanta metropolitan area.
"We are so grateful for this generous donation from UPS," said Ron Frieson, president of the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation and External Affairs. "While COVID-19 seems to affect children much less severely than adults, all healthcare providers have felt the effects of a stressed supply chain during this unprecedented event. These masks will go a long way at Children's Healthcare hospitals, and it is because of ongoing support from organisations likeUPS that we can stand strong for our community's kids and families – even in times of uncertainty."
Designated by the governments of countries around the world as a "critical infrastructure business," UPS deliveries are saving lives and livelihoods. The company offers its heartfelt thanks to the 495,000 UPSers around the world, whose work is essential during the pandemic, and who continue to deliver safely every day.
In addition to masks, The UPS Foundation is an annual supporter of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, providing approximately $110,000 in grants and funding in 2019, and more than $2 million since 1997.
UPS Healthcare delivers unparalleled healthcare logistics expertise to its customers around the world. UPS Healthcare has 11+ million square feet of cGMP and GDP-compliant healthcare distribution space globally. Its services include inventory management, cold chain packaging and shipping, storage and fulfilment of medical devices, and lab and clinical trial logistics. UPS Healthcare's global infrastructure, its UPS® Premier visibility service, its track and trace technology, and its global quality system are well-suited to meeting today's complex logistics demands for the pharmaceutical, medical device, and laboratory diagnostic industries.
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