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UPSers as Everyday Heroes

It’s a Bird. It’s a Plane… It’s a UPSer to the Rescue
Ethan Callif

UPS driver Ethan Callif of Columbus, Ohio, isn’t fooling anyone. “I’m just a regular guy,” he said. But sticking out from beneath his brown uniform collar, everyone can see his red cape.

It was a normal Thursday morning in July and Ethan was on his route when the unexpected happened. A traffic accident caused a motorist to lose control of her car and Ethan saw it crash into a deep pond. 

“I had no thoughts,” said Ethan. “I just knew I had to go get her.”

Ethan parked his package car, ran fully-clothed into the pond and swam out to the sinking vehicle. The lady in the car climbed out to sit on the passenger window sill with her hands on the roof, but she was sinking fast.  She couldn’t swim.

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Jim Casey’s Legacy: UPSers are Everyday Heroes
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This month, UPS celebrates 104 years of business. Our founder, Jim Casey, instilled in UPSers a spirit of service to our customers and our community. While Jim may not have regarded himself as a “hero,” his commitment to community service has delivered a lasting impact. Jim and his siblings founded the Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF) in 1948 to honor their mother, who struggled to raise the family as a young widow. The AECF serves as an advocate to help vulnerable children and families succeed.

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