CARE Announces $1.5 Million Gift from UPS to Enhance Global Humanitarian Relief
CARE, an Atlanta-based humanitarian organization that fights global poverty by empowering women and girls, received a $1.5 million gift from The UPS Foundation to further the organization's emergency response efforts across the globe.
(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) Atlanta, GA - September 17, 2010 - CARE, an Atlanta-based humanitarian organization that fights global poverty by empowering women and girls, received a $1.5 million gift from The UPS Foundation to further the organization's emergency response efforts across the globe.
"UPS is a valuable and generous supporter of CARE's humanitarian relief efforts in 72 countries worldwide," said Dr. Helene Gayle, president and CEO of CARE. "This gift - which includes both in-kind logistics and monetary support - will bolster our efforts to quickly and efficiently respond to global disasters throughout 2010 and 2011."
UPS's $1.5 million gift to CARE includes cash and in-kind support to strengthen CARE's disaster response and relief efforts and improve CARE's supply chain management capabilities during emergencies. It also will help support CARE's National Conference and Celebration, an annual event that gathers hundreds of volunteers on Capitol Hill to urge members of Congress to improve the lives of millions of marginalized women and girls around the world.
Founded in 1945, CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. CARE places special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. Working in 72 countries around the world, women are at the heart of CARE's community-based efforts to improve education, health and economic opportunity. To learn more, visit www.care.org.
About The UPS Foundation:
UPS (NYSE:UPS) is the world's largest package delivery company and a global leader in supply chain and freight services. Since its founding in 1907, UPS has built a legacy as a caring and responsible corporate citizen, supporting programs that provide long-term solutions to community needs. UPS promotes community involvement through its ongoing volunteerism and grant programs, environmental sustainability and corporate philanthropy. In 2009, UPS's charitable contributions totaled nearly $100 million and UPS employees and their families contributed more than 1.2 million hours of volunteer service. The company can be found on the web at UPS.com. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.