UPS delivers long-term commitment to community resiliency with annual United
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 26, 2013
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --UPS and its
employees, both active and retired, raised $59.1 million for communities
during the 2012 United Way campaign; $1 million of UPS's nearly $8 million
corporate gift will be designated to United Way Hurricane Sandy recovery
efforts. The $1M contribution will be distributed to local United Ways along
the Eastern Seaboard to address the ongoing recovery needs of communities most
affected by the hurricane.
This includes helping United Way's community partners provide everything from
food, clothing, blankets and temporary shelter to supporting longer-term needs
such as medical and mental health services, transportation, housing and
utilities, job retraining and expanding United Way's 2-1-1 call center
capacity; all needs not covered by insurance or government programs.
"UPS has proven its commitment to communities is long-term," said Stacey D.
Stewart, U.S. President of United Way Worldwide. "The company and its
employees are there for families and communities to help with long-term
disaster recovery – even more importantly, they are there every single day, as
they have been for more than 30 years, giving their time and resources to make
communities stronger for all of us."
UPS is the first and only corporate donor to run a United Way-branded campaign
that has generated more than $1 billion in giving. As one of United Way's
elite Global Corporate Leaders, UPS has twice won the organization's highest
national honor: the United Way Spirit of America® Award. UPS has seen two
consecutive years of growth in excess of six percent on their annual employee
campaign. Additionally, during last year's campaign, the company added 94 new
"Tocqueville Donors" -- employees who pledged a minimum of $10,000. UPS has
also leveraged its sponsorship connections, supporting United Way for the past
four years with the donation of autographed sports, celebrity and
entertainment items for a charitable auction, with 100% of the purchase price
going to United Way.
About United Way
United Way is a worldwide network in 41 countries and territories, including
more than 1,200 local organizations in the U.S. It advances the common good,
creating opportunities for a better life for all by focusing on the three key
building blocks of education, income and health. United Way recruits people
and organizations who bring the passion, expertise and resources needed to get
things done. LIVE UNITED® is a call to action for everyone to become a part of
the change. For more information about United Way, please visit:
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.
SOURCE United Way Worldwide
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