Following the destruction attributable to Hurricane Dorian in late August 2019, a number of firms have offered aid assist to these impacted by the class 5 hurricane.
This week, two world leaders in logistics FedEx and UPS has dedicated to offering monetary aid and transporting emergency supplies.
Official FedEx operations started in 1973 with 389 crew members distributing in the US. Today, Fedex operates worldwide and has over 450,000 crew members.
This week, as a part of FedEx’s ‘50 by 50’ aim – serving to 50 million individuals by its 50th anniversary – the firm has teamed up with Direct Relief, International Medical Corps, Team Rubicon and Water Mission to present US$500,000 price of lifesaving supplies to hard-hit communities in the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian.
“Many of the people in these hard-hit communities have lost everything and are in desperate need of help. On behalf of more than 450,000 FedEx team members around the world, we are proud to be able to use our global network to provide these lifesaving resources,” mentioned Raj Subramaniam, president and COO, FedEx Corporation. “We are inspired by the passion of these organisations and their commitment to making a difference in the lives of others, and we will continue to work with them as they help with recovery efforts.”
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Founded in 1907, UPS is a multi-billion-dollar world company offering packaging supply and specialised transportation and logistics providers. UPS presently operates in over 200 nations and territories worldwide.
Along with FedEx, UPS introduced its personal commitments to assist quick wants and long-term restoration from Hurricane Dorian. The UPS Foundation – UPS Global citizenship programme – has dedicated to offering US$1mn in the direction of the aid efforts. In addition to monetary aid, UPS’ humanitarian constitution flights delivered 20 metric tons of emergency supplies together with shelter, hygiene and water purification supplies offered by UNICEF and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).
“It’s times like this when we are most grateful and honoured to support the relief organisations and first responders helping to save lives and serve communities when they need us most,” mentioned Eduardo Martinez, UPS chief range and inclusion officer and president of The UPS Foundation. “These efforts are just the beginning of our commitment to the long-term recovery of the impacted areas.”
Long-term the UPS Foundation will collaborate with a community of organisations together with: American Red Cross, The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Bahamas Red Cross, UNICEF, Salvati9on Army, World Food Programme, St. Bernard Project, Toolbank, Team Rubicon, Good360 and MAP International.
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