UPS Supports American Red Cross with Logistics Expertise
UPS Enhances Response to Humanitarian Disasters
(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) Atlanta, GA - January 12, 2011 - UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced a charitable initiative to create Logistics Emergency Teams (LETs) for American Red Cross chapters in Atlanta, Houston, New Orleans and the San Francisco Bay area, expanding the reach of the company's urgent humanitarian relief program. Through this effort, UPS will provide logistics expertise, transportation and warehousing to local Red Cross Disaster Services Coordinators in the event of a large-scale emergency.
To support planning for disaster response and post-crisis recovery efforts, assigned UPS LETs coordinators will work with each Red Cross chapter on needed logistics by providing skilled volunteers, transport of supplies to affected areas and allocating space for storage.
"The LETs initiative leverages the capacity and resources of UPS's U.S. network to support the Red Cross with our mutual goal of providing more effective and efficient relief for devastated communities," said Myron Gray, UPS senior vice president of U.S. operations. "The LETs program with the American Red Cross in the U.S. is another component in UPS's continued commitment to leveraging its people, logistics expertise and global network to provide urgent humanitarian relief all around the world."
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. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on the Web at UPS.com and its corporate blog can be found at blog.ups.com. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.