UPS TO DONATE DC-8 AIRLIFT FOR SOMALIAN RELIEF EFFORT
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov. 16 ~PRNewswire~ -- United Parcel Service (UPS) will donate an airlift of nearly 100,000 pounds of medical supplies and food to Nairobi today for distribution in Somalia. The shipment of medicine, supplies, baby formula and special rehydration-therapy foodstuffs is scheduled to arrive in Nairobi on Tuesday, Nov. 17, to be distributed by private relief organizations to refugee camps along the Kenya-Somalia border, as well as to clinics in Mogadishu, Somalia.
UPS is donating the DC-8 airlift to AmeriCares, an international relief organization. Today's flight will be the largest shipment of any of the three Somalian relief missions that AmeriCares has flown this year.
"We feel fortunate to be able to provide assistance to the Somalian relief effort," said Clem Hanrahan, vice president and executive director of the UPS Foundation. "Hopefully, these supplies will ease the suffering of some of the thousands of starving people in strife- ridden Somalia."
Seven people, including the UPS flight crew of three, a UPS loadmaster, one UPS aircraft mechanic and two representatives of AmeriCares, will fly aboard the aircraft. The aircraft will depart from Bradley International Airport in Hartford, Conn.
Based in Atlanta, UPS is a worldwide company serving all 50 states and more than 180 countries and territories. With revenues of $15 billion and volume of 2.9 billion packages and documents in 1991, UPS is the largest package distribution company in the world.
NOTE: UPS representative Ken Shapero will be on-site at Bradley International on Monday, Nov. 16. You may reach him by calling SkyPager number 1-800-759-7243. Upon voice directions, enter the P.I.N. number 5177170 followed by the pound symbol. Then, as instructed, enter the phone number where you may be reached and Mr. Shapero will return the call.
NAIROBI NOTE: The aircraft is scheduled to land at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi at 4:30 p.m. local time Tuesday, Nov. 17, and will be off-loading the materials until approximately 7:30 p.m. local time. For access to off-loading activities, please contact Barry Tomlinson of Tradewinds Express at Kenyatta International, 822-280.
CONTACT: Ken Shapero of UPS, 502-329-6522, or Skypager as instructed in note above -- -- X144 11~16~92