Logistics giant UPS Inc. will give $10 million to support the causes of emergency preparedness, road safety, and disaster relief response and recovery. The humanitarian grants and logistics support will go to a collection of United Nations agencies and other nonprofit nongovernmental organizations. The 35 groups include UNHCR, UNICEF, and the World Food Programme, as well as the American Red Cross, MedShare, Operation Hope, and FIA Foundation—Road Safety Fund.
International transportation provider FedEx Corp. has launched a three-year commitment to give $1 million annually to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to support the hospital's efforts to find cures for childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The gifts are an extension of the company's sponsorship of the FedEx St. Jude Classic golf tournament.
Menlo Logistics, the supply chain management subsidiary of Con-way Inc., has received the Salvation Army's Community Business Partners Award for its support of disadvantaged children. Menlo's four New Jersey campus facilities participated in The Angel Tree program, an initiative to donate toys and winter coats to kids.
Yale Materials Handling Corp. has donated three lift trucks to the American Red Cross. The 5,000-pound-capacity vehicles will be used to move supplies at the group's Disaster Field Supply Centers in Dallas, Atlanta, and Carlisle, Pa.
Contract logistics and freight forwarding company Yusen Logistics was recognized by Japan's Ground Self Defense Force for transporting vital resources to the Japan Disaster Relief Medical Team in the aftermath of two earthquakes that struck Nepal in April. Yusen employees supported the team by moving medical equipment and supplies from Nepal to Japan.