UPS, like its competitor FedEx, is going to make a donation to support recovery efforts for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. The company has pledged $1.5 million in cash. Beyond that, UPS confirmed that all courier and freight operations are running usual.
“The determination and caring spirit of UPSers has never been more evident. The UPS team has answered the call and everyone involved is going above and beyond to bring relief and hope to those impacted by the storm”, said Scott Davis, UPS chairman and CEO.
In order to provide assistance and urgent shelter support to thousands of people affected by the superstorm, the Red Cross as been endorsed with $250,000 by UPS.
“The victims of Sandy are facing many challenges and UPS is committed to helping them get back on their feet by donating financial and logistical support to the American Red Cross and other organisations that will be providing assistance in the days, weeks and months ahead”, explained Eduardo Martinez, president of the UPS Foundation.
Next week, 14 truckloads of relief supply will be delivered to parts of New York and New Jersey.