Shipping Giant UPS To Donate $1 Million In Cash And Services To Haiti Relief EffortBy Arnab, Gaea News Network
Thursday, January 14, 2010
ATLANTA (GaeaTimes.com)- The devastating Earthquake in Haiti has prompted various NGOs and nations to donate to the survivors of the calamity. While the Red Cross has already sent its relief team to the poverty stricken region, corporate entities has also contributed to the relief work. UPS Inc, the Atlanta based Shipping giant has announced that it is going to donate $1 million in cash and services to Haiti relief effort. This is a well timed move by UPS, as the quake struck region lacks basic amenities like drinking water or medicine. The contribution will consist of cash and in kind support.
The President of UPS, Dan Brutto said that the company has a commitment towards saving the lives of the people affected by the severe quake. He further said that UPS will be able to step up the relief work, owing to its logistics expertise and financial commitment. As a matter of fact, UPS is a part of the Logistics Emergency Team of the World Food Programme. This team provides long term logistics support needed by disaster stricken areas. The decision of the Shipping giant to donate $1 million in cash and services to Haiti relief effort is commendable and it would help the relief teams already working there.
However, the UPS officials are aware that the efforts of the Shipping giant will meet with obstacles. This is because Haiti has very poor infrastructure post the earthquake. The idea to donate $1 million in cash and services to Haiti relief effort is praiseworthy but the implementation would not be easy.
Tags: Haiti, Red cross