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UPSers around the world honor heroes of 9/11- UPS

On a crystal clear September morning 20 years ago, the world changed forever.

In less than three hours, a total of 2,977 lives were lost in New York City, Washington D.C. and Shanksville, Pennsylvania, in a coordinated terrorist attack. For those old enough to remember, the images are forever seared into our collective conscious.

In remembrance of the lives lost and the heroic acts of so many on that fateful morning, 207 UPSers from 43 states and nine countries joined as one global team to participate in the 9/11 Promise, a run/bike/walk event dedicated to honoring and raising funds for children of first responders and military personnel who answered the call with great courage.

“I’m so proud to be a part of this journey to remember the lives lost in the 9/11 attacks,” said Chief Corporate Affairs Officer Laura Lane. “It was an honor to run alongside all of the UPSers who participated around the world.”

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The Embassy participated in ceremonial opening of new UPS facility in Tuchomerice – US Embassy in the Czeck Republic

Chargé d’affaires Jennifer Bachus and Christina Sharkey, Commercial Counselor, participated in the ceremonial opening of UPS’s new Prague package sorting and delivery facility in Tuchoměřice. Jennifer Bachus mentioned in her remarks: “UPS has made a smart bet on the Czech Republic. You can see the upward trajectory of this country, you see the growing export potential, and you know that an investment here will pay off in the long term.”

The facility marks UPS’s largest-ever investment in the country and strengthens the connection between the Czech Republic and UPS’s global network. Spread across 9,000m2 and fitted with the latest package sorting technology, the center is capable of sorting 5,000 packages per hour, which is five times more than the facility it replaces in Ruzyně. The new facility is part of UPS’s multi-year, U.S.-European investment plan, which has modernized and expanded the UPS network across Europe. “Our investment in Tuchoměřice represents more than an investment in UPS and our capabilities – it’s an investment in our customers and their potential for growth and success. Located in the heart of central Europe, this new facility will play a vital role in import and export growth throughout the Czech Republic and Europe, today, and in the years to come,” said Ufku Akaltan, President of UPS East Europe District.

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UPS driver in Texas puts packages in plastic bags to protect from Nicholas’ rain – Fox10

A UPS driver was captured on video going above and beyond while dropping off packages in Texas amid Tropical Storm Nicholas dumping heavy rain on the region.

The driver was seen on Sept. 14 placing packages in plastic bags outside of a home in Bridge City, Texas, located about 25 miles southeast of Beaumont. The U.S. Gulf Coast was being hit by Nicholas at the time, drenching the area with flooding rains.

The driver, later identified as Chason Burch, had delivered packages to the home before and is aware of challenges they face, according to neighborhood resident Vanessa Gross.

Gross recorded a video of the thoughtful gesture and shared the moment on Facebook.

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UPS Plane Pull tug-of-war competition returns to Worldport – Wave3

After missing last year’s competition, tug-of-war teams returned to UPS Worldport Saturday morning.

The UPS Plane Pull fundraiser pits teams against the clock to see who can pull a 155,000 pound UPS 757 cargo plane 12 feet in the fastest time.

More than 30 teams competed in this year’s event raising money for Special Olympics Kentucky. Teams raise a minimum of $1,500 to compete, and can bring up to 20 pullers to assist.

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UPS makes donation to Cibola Search and Rescue team – KRQE

On Friday, UPS donated $15,000 to a local search and rescue team. The money will go to the Cibola Search and Rescue team, a nonprofit that serves Albuquerque.

Managers at the UPS facility on Comanche say they are glad they can help a local cause. “We are very happy to help such a worthy cause and to help them get more advanced equipment so they can be more reactive,” said UPS Business Manager Anthony Estrada