Cultivating Diversity Video: The UPS Foundation

UPS recently announced the donation of $6.9 million in funding to 44 non-profit organizations worldwide that focus on cultivating diversity.  This year’s financial contributions will support a wide range of initiatives for people with disabilities, for the development of young girls and women in emerging nations, and for other populations as defined by race, ethnicity and sexual orientation.

I talked to Lisa Lynn, UPS Director of Corporate Relations for The UPS Foundation, to get her thoughts on the critical work being done by these non-profits receiving donations and to hear why diversity is so important to UPS.   See the video below to learn more …

MedShare Delivers 800th Container of Medical Supplies
relief flight

Kudos to our partners at nonprofit MedShare for reaching an impressive milestone: the shipment of its 800th container of medical supplies and equipment to hospital and medical facilities in critical need. Serving more than 85 developing nations, this 800th shipment consisted of 50 donated hospital beds and mattresses to a healthcare facility in Haiti.

UPS is proud to be a part of this milestone shipment by providing grants and in-kind shipping support. To learn more about MedShare and the other partners involved, check out the latest news.

UPS Humanitarian Charter Flight Supports Sahel Region Hunger Crisis
UPS 767

How fast could you do your job if it meant saving a life?  That’s what some of my UPS colleagues got to ponder this past weekend as they raced the clock to transport an aerial shipment of critical UNICEF relief supplies to combat famine in the Sahel region of Africa.

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UPS Supports UN / World Food Programme in Nigeria
WFP-Logistics Capacity Assessment (LCA) of Nigeria team

Nigeria is a country blessed with abundant human and material resources. It is the most populated African country with more than 150 million people.

They are also blessed not to have the serious natural disasters common around the world. Typhoons, hurricanes, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, etc…

The country has also known relative peace and tranquility over time. But, in recent years the political divides and ethnic differences has lead to militants in the south, terrorist in the north, religious upheavals in the middle belts resulting in thousands of deaths.

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