Monday, April 7, 2014

The UPS Foundation Invests More Than $9 Million In Grants And Support For Global Community Safety

Today, the UPS Foundation announced that they are donating more than $9 million in grants "toward community safety initiatives focused on enhancing disaster response, recovery, and emergency preparedness through enhanced technology infrastructure and road safety initiatives." Aidmatrix is one of the many beneficiaries of the Global Community Safety initiative of the UPS Foundation, as well as Aidmatrix partner CARE.

The following are a few excerpts from the announcement:

"To underscore the importance of humanitarian supply chain capabilities, UPS will deploy UPS Relief Link, humanitarian supply chain solutions that strengthen the tracking of critical relief supplies. UPS is working with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees UNHCR) to provide better visibility of the journey of urgently needed items through the last mile of delivery to refugees."

"In addition to making the UPS Relief Link program more widely available, The UPS Foundation is also awarding $1 million to CARE, a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty, to implement the Aidmatrix supply chain management platform, called SCM4Good. These technology tools include commodity tracking, asset management and fleet optimization modules to increase the visibility of global inventories, thus speeding relief and recovery efforts."

"The UPS Foundation's community safety grants will support several organizations that provide humanitarian relief, totaling more than $6.6 million and include:
  • The Aidmatrix Foundation, Good360, UNHCR, UNICEF and the World Food Programme will receive grants that benefit technology and supply chain initiatives to improve back-end processes and tracking behind humanitarian relief efforts.
  • The American Red Cross, CARE, MedShare, National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, Operation Hope, Salvation Army and St. Bernard Project will benefit from ongoing support for disaster relief efforts, including providing food, shelter and other essential recovery needs."

Read the full announcement

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