The UPS Foundation provides loaned managers, technical assistance, and global thought leadership to help communities and relief partners expand their capacity and reduce risk in advance of disasters.
- Launched a Community Pandemic Preparedness Program in Uganda, helping the Red Cross reach out to small businesses and conduct disaster resilience workshops.
- Celebrated the five-year anniversary of Saglam Kobi, a suite of online tools and workshops designed to increase disaster preparedness. We expanded access to these tools by working with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation to create the “Resilience in a Box” toolkit.
- Collaborated with Mexico’s National Center to Support Epidemiological Contingencies and Disasters (CENACED) to develop resilience workshops for small and medium enterprises in Mexico City.
During sudden-onset disasters and complex emergencies, UPS mobilizes logistics experts and our global delivery network to transport urgent relief items to communities in crisis.
- In 2018, The UPS Foundation responded to 29 disasters around the world. We donated more than $2 million in the wake of Hurricanes Florence and Michael, funded more than 200 shipments of supplies, and coordinated relief efforts on the ground.
- Contributed $400,000 to the American Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Fund, enabling the organization to open shelters to serve those left homeless by wildfires in California, as well as provide supplies to fire survivors and responders.
- Provided funding, technical, and in-kind support to relief partners in Indonesia after an earthquake and subsequent tsunami struck the island of Sulawesi.
A core mission of The UPS Foundation’s Humanitarian Relief & Resilience Program is seeing areas impacted by disaster through to recovery—even if it takes years.
- Shipped construction and building materials to communities still recovering from Hurricane Harvey and sent 53 relief shipments on behalf of UNICEF to those affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
- Transported shelter supplies to a refugee camp in Bangladesh for refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar and partnered with the Salvation Army to install solar-powered LED lighting in temporary housing.