Company Collaborating with WFP, UNHCR, CARE, UNICEF, MedShare and the U.S. Ecuadorian Embassy to Provide Vital Relief Supplies and Logistics Expertise
The UPS Foundation, the philanthropic arm of UPS (NYSE: UPS), today announced an initial cash and in-kind commitment of more than USD $500,000 to aid in response and recovery efforts following the destructive earthquake that struck Ecuador on April 16. The UPS Foundation contributions will enable the provision of urgent relief, as well as on-the-ground logistics support via the United Nations Logistics Cluster’s Logistics Emergency Teams (LET).
Through its Humanitarian Relief & Resilience Program, The UPS Foundation has already contributed a significant portion of these funds toward the immediate activation of emergency funds, enabling the purchase and distribution of critical relief supplies in Ecuador. These funds were provided to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), where UPS was one of the agency’s first partners to respond and commit funding to UNHCR’s disaster relief efforts, which included the purchase of temporary shelter items to protect earthquake survivors during the rainy season.
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