UPS Provides Transport of Ebola Aid


Atlanta – WEBWIRE – Tuesday, September 02, 2014

UPS® (NYSE: UPS) today announced it is providing transportation support and commitments totaling $400,000 in gifts-in-kind (GIK) for urgent relief items to combat the deadly Ebola outbreak which has claimed the lives of more than 1,500 individuals in West Africa.

“UPS and The UPS Foundation are responding to the World Health Organization’s plea for increased international response,” said Eduardo Martinez, president of The UPS Foundation.

The company is providing the following transport services at no cost to relief agencies:


UPS has a long history of working with disaster relief organizations to deliver critical, life-saving aid to communities in need around the world. In 2013, UPS provided US $7.5 million in humanitarian relief funding and assisted with 250 humanitarian shipments across 46 countries.

About UPS
UPS (NYSE:UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including the transportation of packages and freight; the facilitation of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Since its founding in 1907, UPS has built a legacy as a caring and responsible corporate citizen, supporting programs that provide long-term solutions to community needs. Founded in 1951, The UPS Foundation leads UPS’s global citizenship programs which facilitates community involvement in local, national and global communities. In 2013, UPS and its employees, active and retired, invested more than $102 million in charitable giving around the world. The UPS Foundation can be found on the web at UPS.com/Foundation. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.



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