As natural disasters around the world become more frequent and destructive, responding effectively is both a humanitarian and a logistical challenge. Up to 60% of goods donated after a disaster end up going to waste.
After Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas in 2019, a familiar pattern repeated itself. Donations arrived without a recipient and no strategy or resources in place to sort, inventory, and circulate goods. Because roads, ports, and communication grids were heavily damaged, distributing supplies across the islands was next to impossible.
The UPS Foundation, alongside Good360, wants to help break this cycle.
Good360 works to channel donors’ generosity by matching donations with nonprofits in need, developing best practices for in-kind support, and driving more proactive and impactful giving. Through UPS’s work with Good360, and its on-the-ground partners, the company is providing cash grants and in-kind transportation towards recovery efforts in the Bahamas.
UPS is also using its logistical expertise to help Good360 develop strategies to overcome major post-disaster challenges such as the destruction of warehouses, airport closures, and mobility issues that limit survivors’ ability to receive donations and supplies.
The goal is a more thoughtful approach to giving across the entire life cycle of a disaster, not just the immediate aftermath.
“Our partnership with The UPS Foundation helps Good360 get the right goods to the right people at the right time."- Matt Connelly, Good360 CEO