UPS Vietnam Reaches Out To Local Communities For Its 16th Annual Global Volunteer Month

VN 11/05/18

Vietnam

UPS Vietnam employees provided more than 2,000 volunteer hours in October, while The UPS Foundation donated US$97,000 to local charities

UPS® (NYSE: UPS) employees in Vietnam hit the road in October to complete more than 2,000 volunteer hours for a range of environmental and humanitarian causes across the country, as part of the company’s Global Volunteer Month.  

The program, which is now in its 16th year, is spearheaded by The UPS Foundation—the global philanthropic and corporate citizenship arm of UPS. This year, UPS employees in Vietnam took part in a number of initiatives, including:

  • Helping to clear roads affected by landslides resulting from flooding in the Yen Bai Province
  • Assisting farmers in Bac Kan’s Thanh Van community to harvest crops
  • Donating 1,399 motorcycle helmets and raising road safety awareness for primary school students in Hanoi
  • Providing care for over 150 orphaned children at the Tu An Pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City
  • Building a house to be used for charitable purposes in the Ben Tre province

In addition, The UPS Foundation donated US$97,000 to three charities across Vietnam focused on child welfare, education, and environmental causes.

“At UPS, we’re committed to ensuring the health and sustainability of the communities that we live and work in,” said Chika Imakita, Marketing Director for South Asia. “We have both the people power and logistical planning capabilities to mobilize and make a difference. We look forward to continuing this effort and helping local communities in the years to come.”

UPS has committed to volunteer 20 million community service hours by the end of 2020, and reached more than 70 percent of its goal to date. Through UPS’s membership with IMPACT 2030, UPS continues to encourage employee volunteering to help advance the achievement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

The UPS Foundation leads UPS’s global citizenship programs, including Global Volunteer Month. The UPS Foundation encourages employees across the globe to volunteer their time. Global Volunteer Month helps increase the focus on volunteerism and community service in October so UPS employees can make a big impact.

For more information about The UPS Foundation and its philanthropic and volunteerism efforts, please visit www.UPS.com/Foundation.

About UPS

UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including transporting packages and freight; facilitating international trade, and deploying advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. UPS is committed to operating more sustainably – for customers, the environment and the communities we serve around the world. Learn more about our efforts at ups.com/sustainability. 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 longitudes.ups.com. Our new sustainability eNewsletter, UPS Horizons, can be found at ups.com/sustainabilitynewsletter. To get UPS news direct, follow @UPS_News on Twitter.

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