Last night, UPS (NYSE: UPS) was recognized by the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) with a 2018 “Sustain: ABLE Award” at PVA’s annual Mission: ABLE Awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. The company was acknowledged for leadership and support of the Paralyzed Veterans of America mission, programs and services. UPS and PVA have collaborated on initiatives to better the lives of veterans since 1988. By the end of 2018, UPS committed to hiring 50,000 veterans and pledged to donate 50,000 employee volunteer hours helping veterans/Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs). In September 2016, UPS reached its 50,000 hiring goal -- two years earlier than planned. Since its pledge, UPS has hired more than 86,000 veterans and logged more than 183,000 volunteer hours for veteran connected activities.
Eduardo Martinez, president of The UPS Foundation and chief diversity and inclusion officer at UPS, gives award acceptance remarks at PVA’s annual Mission; ABLE Awards ceremony on September 25 in Washington, D.C.
About The UPS Foundation
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. Since its founding in 1907, UPS has built a legacy as a caring and responsible corporate citizen, supporting programs that provide long-term solutions to community needs. Founded in 1951, The UPS Foundation leads its global citizenship programs and is responsible for facilitating community involvement to local, national, and global communities. In 2017, UPS and its employees, active and retired, invested more than $118 million in charitable giving around the world. The UPS Foundation can be found on the web at UPS.com/Foundation and @UPS_Foundation on Twitter. To get UPS news direct, follow @UPS_News on Twitter.
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