Pilots volunteer to fly aid.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by airbusfxr, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. airbusfxr

    airbusfxr New Member

    Just read that the IPA has a group of pilots set up to help in the Haiti earthquake. I hope UPS will free up a MD11 and 767 to assist.
  2. 29th Christmas

    29th Christmas New Member

    Sounds like they've got some planes sitting around....maybe ups is waiting on a camera crew for a photo op ;)
  3. worldwide

    worldwide Active Member

    UPS has contributed more than $1 million in cash and in-kind support to earthquake relief efforts in Haiti through its charitable arm, The UPS Foundation.

    The $1 million donation will include $500,000 in cash and up to $500,000 of in-kind services for the shipment of needed supplies. The funds will be divided between The American Red Cross, CARE, UNICEF and other organizations that assist with long-term relief activities.

    From the UPS Blog:

    "We’ve also noticed a surge of interest and concern online as people search for ways to help. On Twitter, some have mistakenly shared a rumor that UPS will ship for free any package under 50 lbs. to Haiti. The destruction of roads and communications networks means our own shipping services to Haiti are on hold. Rather than offer free shipping to individual donors, UPS directs its aid through relief agencies.

    However, there are several options available to offer your help:

    Aidmatrix and Gifts in Kind International accept cash gifts along with donations of goods from companies and organizations.

    The American Red Cross, CARE and UNICEF accept cash donations."