Trucking delivers for Haiti

Feb. 1, 2010
UPS donates over one million dollars UPS contributed more than $1 million in cash and in-kind support to earthquake relief efforts in Haiti through its charitable arm, UPS Foundation, which includes $500,000 in cash and up to $500,000 of in-kind services

UPS donates over one million dollars

UPS contributed more than $1 million in cash and in-kind support to earthquake relief efforts in Haiti through its charitable arm, UPS Foundation, which includes $500,000 in cash and up to $500,000 of in-kind services. The funds were divided between The American Red Cross, CARE, UNICEF and other organizations that aid relief efforts.

The company is also a member of the World Food Programme's Logistics Emergency Teams (LETs) and anticipates the activation of those teams. The LETs initiative involves providing logistics experts to oversee on-site disaster response, normally for a deployment of three to six months.

Eaton pitches in to aid Haiti

Responding to the devastating earthquake in Haiti, truck component supplier Eaton Corp. donated $100,000 to the American Red Cross International Disaster Relief Fund and has pledged to match donations of its employees to the United Way Worldwide Disaster Relief Fund.

“It is our hope that these donations will help in easing the pain and suffering resulting from the tragic events in Haiti,” said William B. Doggett, Eaton's senior vp-public and community affairs.

Since 2005, Eaton employees have donated nearly $400,000 to support victims of catastrophic events around the world. The company matches each dollar employees give.

Oshkosh aids two aid groups

Oshkosh Corp., which manufactures specialty vehicles and bodies, has donated $50,000 to the relief efforts in earthquake-torn Haiti; pledging $25,000 to the Red Cross and $25,000 to Doctors Without Borders, an international medical humanitarian organization.

“The devastation in Haiti due to this natural disaster is beyond comprehension,” says Robert G. Bohn, Oshkosh chairman & CEO. “We hope in some small way, our contributions will assist the relief effort as Haitians are forced to deal with the horrific circumstances. … Our hearts go out to the people of Haiti.”

ConocoPhillips contributes to Red Cross

Lubricant and fuel provider ConocoPhillips has contributed $1 million to the American Red Cross to assist in disaster relief efforts arising from the earthquake in Haiti. This assistance comes in addition to contributions and volunteer efforts already being made by various employee groups at the company.

“All of us at ConocoPhillips are deeply saddened by the loss of life and injuries resulting from the Haitian earthquake,” says Jim Mulva, chairman & CEO.

Dealer funds relief flight

TEC Equipment, a Mack, Volvo, and GMC truck dealership chain based on the West Coast, organized and helped fund a mercy flight to Haiti, using TEC's corporate jet to fly a team of seven doctors, nurses and health professionals along with their supplies from Medical Teams International to the earthquake-ravaged Caribbean country. Dave Thompson, TEC president & CEO, piloted the company's Cessna Citation Encore jet from Aurora, OR, to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and back. TEC offered the use of the jet and employees pledged and raised money to pay for the cost of the flight.

Get in the Last Word by sending us your comments and opinions.

MAIL: P.O. Box 4211, STAMFORD, CT 06907-0211

E-MAIL: [email protected]

FAX: 203-358-5819

TELEPHONE: 800-776-1246, EXT. 84212

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of FleetOwner, create an account today!

Sponsored Recommendations

Leveraging telematics to get the most from insurance

Fleet owners are quickly adopting telematics as part of their risk mitigation strategy. Here’s why.

Reliable EV Charging Solution for Last-Mile Delivery Fleets

Selecting the right EV charging infrastructure and the right partner to best solve your needs are critical. Learn which solution PepsiCo is choosing to power their fleet and help...

Overcoming Common Roadblocks Associated with Fleet Electrification at Scale

Fleets in the United States, are increasingly transitioning from internal combustion engine vehicles to electric vehicles. While this shift presents challenges, there are strategies...

Report: The 2024 State of Heavy-Duty Repair

From capitalizing on the latest revenue trends to implementing strategic financial planning—this report serves as a roadmap for navigating the challenges and opportunities of ...