UPS delivers long-term commitment to community resiliency with annual United Way campaign

Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:01pm EST

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ALEXANDRIA, Va.,  Feb. 26, 2013  /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UPS and its
employees, both active and retired, raised  $59.1 million  for communities
during the 2012 United Way campaign;  $1 million  of UPS's nearly  $8 million 
corporate gift will be designated to United Way Hurricane Sandy recovery
efforts. The  $1M  contribution will be distributed to local United Ways along
the Eastern Seaboard to address the ongoing recovery needs of communities most
affected by the hurricane.


This includes helping United Way's community partners provide everything from
food, clothing, blankets and temporary shelter to supporting longer-term needs
such as medical and mental health services, transportation, housing and
utilities, job retraining and expanding United Way's 2-1-1 call center capacity;
all needs not covered by insurance or government programs.

"UPS has proven its commitment to communities is long-term," said  Stacey D.
Stewart, U.S. President of United Way Worldwide. "The company and its employees
are there for families and communities to help with long-term disaster recovery
- even more importantly, they are there every single day, as they have been for
more than 30 years, giving their time and resources to make communities stronger
for all of us."

UPS is the first and only corporate donor to run a United Way-branded campaign
that has generated more than  $1 billion  in giving. As one of United Way's
elite Global Corporate Leaders, UPS has twice won the organization's highest
national honor: the United Way Spirit of America Award. UPS has seen two
consecutive years of growth in excess of six percent on their annual employee
campaign. Additionally, during last year's campaign, the company added 94 new
"Tocqueville Donors" -- employees who pledged a minimum of  $10,000. UPS has
also leveraged its sponsorship connections, supporting United Way for the past
four years with the donation of autographed sports, celebrity and entertainment
items for a charitable auction, with 100% of the purchase price going to United

About United Way
United Way is a worldwide network in 41 countries and territories, including
more than 1,200 local organizations in the U.S. It advances the common good,
creating opportunities for a better life for all by focusing on the three key
building blocks of education, income and health. United Way recruits people and
organizations who bring the passion, expertise and resources needed to get
things done. LIVE UNITED is a call to action for everyone to become a part of
the change. For more information about United Way, please visit:  

About UPS
UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of
solutions including the transportation of packages and freight; the facilitation
of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology to more
efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in  Atlanta, UPS serves
more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on
the Web at  and its corporate blog can be found at To
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