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Friday, 7 January, 2005

UPS to Deliver $3 Million Aid Package

Package delivery company UPS announced today that it will provide US$3 million in aid to those areas devastated by the tsunamis across Southeast Asia. UPS is donating US$2.5 million in in-kind services, US$400,000 in cash grants to relief organizations and up to US$100,000 in employee-matching contributions.

UPS is airlifting much-needed medical supplies and other emergency relief items to Asia over the next several weeks. The company will provide lift to a designated list of professional disaster relief organizations. UPS is prepared to ship up to one million pounds of emergency relief supplies weekly via air, ocean and ground from Europe, Asia and the Americas.

The UPS Foundation, UPS’s charitable arm, will donate a total of US$400,000 - US$200,000 to the American Red Cross Tsunami Relief Fund and US$200,000 to other emergency relief organizations.

"We have been in close contact with a number of relief organizations and government officials to make sure we deliver what is most needed," said UPS Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mike Eskew. "But our commitment will extend beyond the immediate crisis. UPS will help affected countries rebuild over the long-term, and we are working to determine how we can best help in the months ahead."

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Anonymous Anonymous said :

it just so terrible


Sat Jan 08, 07:47:00 AM IST