UPS Pledges $1 Million in Support of Typhoon Haiyan Victims
UPS today announced its $1 million pledge in support for recovery efforts in the Philippines following the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan. The pledge is a combination of cash grants, in-kind transportation movements and technical expertise to provide urgent relief as well as strategic support for the long-term needs.
"UPS and its partners quickly moved our Global Humanitarian Relief Program to urgent response mode and together have set into motion a multi-faceted relief effort," said Eduardo Martinez, president of The UPS Foundation. "We are immediately contributing $500,000 to provide urgent relief. We will monitor progress and on-going needs and will contribute an additional $500,000 later to support the near-term recovery needs of these communities."
UPS's financial and in-kind contribution for urgent response totaling $500,000 is comprised of several grant recipients:
The World Food Programme (wfp.org) for urgent needs in mobilizing its Logistics Emergency Team (LETs) program, up to $250,000.
United Nations Children's Fund (unicef.org) to receive $100,000 to assist the 1.7 million children impacted.
CARE (care.org) to receive $100,000 to address short-term sheltering and food insecurity.
Salvation Army (salvationarmy.org) is activating the remaining $30,000 UPS gave to its emergency fund earlier this year.
Medshare (medshare.org) to receive $20,000 for medical supplies to equip medical mission teams.
UPS will also commit at least $500,000 in additional financial support over the coming months to help speed long-term recovery efforts in the Philippines. The company is currently working with its humanitarian relief program partners to assess recovery needs in local communities.
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