More Than $5.5 Million in Grants Awarded
Submitted by: UPS
Posted: Mar 20, 2012 – 10:00 AM EST
ATLANTA, Mar. 20 /CSRwire/ - UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced the award of 18 grants by The UPS Foundation totaling more than $5.5 million to non-profit organizations that promote community safety through urgent humanitarian relief efforts and road safety initiatives.
The UPS Foundation is the philanthropic arm of UPS and leads its corporate citizenship efforts. Sharing UPS’s extensive knowledge of logistics, coupled with financial support through grants, The UPS Foundation works with non-profits in the humanitarian relief space to enhance their ability to prepare and respond to natural disasters.
Additionally, The UPS Foundation creates innovative community safety partnerships with non-profits to champion road safety. UPS is currently expanding it’s safe driving program, UPS Road CodeTM, which leverages UPS volunteers around the world to instruct teens and novice drivers on safe driving techniques.
“UPS and The UPS Foundation are committed to promoting safety and prosperity by supporting organizations that champion a variety of community safety initiatives,” said Eduardo Martinez, president of The UPS Foundation. “We are honored to apply our knowledge and command of logistics to help others prepare for the unknown and create safer roads and communities.”
The Foundation’s humanitarian relief grants will support several organizations, including:
Organizations supported by the road safety grants include:
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. 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. Founded in 1951, The UPS Foundation is responsible for leading the organization’s philanthropy and corporate citizenship efforts. In 2011, UPS and its employees, active and retired, invested more than $93 million in charitable giving around the world. The UPS Foundation can be found on the web at UPS.com/foundation. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.
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