Extensive relief for hurricane victims
- 2,370 tons of relief supplies shipped for hurricane victims
- DHL provides around 1 million US dollar
DHL, the express and logistics specialist of Deutsche Post World Net, takes stock at the end of the hurricane relief campaign in the United States.
The activities of the DHL Disaster Response Team at the Little Rock airport on behalf of the US government were a success. The DHL experts controlled the logistics management for the relief deliveries from abroad. 35 international relief flights from eighteen countries arrived at the Air Force base within the span of two weeks.
Twenty volunteers from DHL moved 2,370 tons of relief supplies to trucks round the clock and brought the donations to the troubled areas. The relief supplies included food in addition to generators, tents, hygiene products and medicine. The King of Thailand, whose country was hit heavily by the tsunami at the end of last year, donated 1.5 tons of rice.
The logistics specialist provided a contribution of around 300,000 US dollars for the DHL Disaster Response Team alone. In addition, DHL transport services are valued at around 500,000 US dollars. This supports organizations like the American Red Cross, who are taking care of first aid and reconstruction.
DHL employees, their families and friends donated around 100,000 US dollars in the last three weeks. DHL added another 100,000 US dollars to the amount. This money will be used to support DHL employees who have lost everything in the flood, as well as other American Red Cross measures.