What’s new: The UPS Foundation has committed to transporting an additional 80 metric tons of humanitarian relief for Ukrainian refugees.
A series of flights from UPS Worldport air hub in Louisville, Kentucky, is carrying medical goods, food and water purification equipment, destined for Warsaw, Poland. The supplies will be used by agencies coping with the growing refugee crisis from the military action in Ukraine.
In her words: “UPS is mobilizing our logistics network and expertise to ease unimaginable suffering,” said Nikki Clifton, president of social impact and The UPS Foundation. “We’re proud to work with our humanitarian relief partners to move these supplies that will help Ukrainian families focus on each other – instead of wondering if they have enough essential goods to survive the day.”
In other relief news: UPS employees recently discovered that smaller local hospitals in a dangerous area of southeast Ukraine were in desperate need of supplies. UPS Healthcare and partners in the Marken business unit collaborated with local volunteers to make four deliveries of critical medical supplies to one of the hospitals in need.
Find out about the other aid we’re providing in Ukraine here.
How you can help: UPSers who want to join in relief efforts can make donations through any of our partners listed here (CARE, IFRC, Salvation Army, UNICEF, UNHCR and WFP). Employees can also send a message of support to responders on the ground.