“Atlanta is UPS’s home – it’s our global headquarters, and the city and the State of Georgia aren’t just communities we serve, but also the city and state that thousands of our employees call home,” said UPS President, South Atlantic District Derrick Johnson. “We couldn’t be happier to provide these masks to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at this time – a time when PPE of all kinds is in desperate need by hospitals around the country.”
UPS procured the masks from a variety of sources and has the appropriate PPE necessary to protect its employees, while also being able to donate hospital-grade protective equipment to healthcare providers.
The 10,000 masks were delivered on Children’s for distribution to their healthcare system throughout the metro Atlanta area.
“We are so grateful for this generous donation from UPS,” said Ron Frieson, president of the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation and External Affairs. “While COVID-19 seems to affect children much less severely than adults, all healthcare providers have felt the effects of a stressed supply chain during this unprecedented event. These masks will go a long way at Children’s, and it is because of ongoing support from organizations like UPS that we can stand strong for our community’s kids and families – even in times of uncertainty.”
Designated by the governments of countries around the world as a “critical infrastructure business,” UPS deliveries are saving lives and livelihoods. The company offers its heartfelt thanks to the 495,000 UPSers around the world, whose work is essential during the pandemic, and who continue to deliver safely every day.
In addition to masks, The UPS Foundation is an annual supporter of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, providing approximately $110,000 in grants and funding in 2019, and more than $2 million since 1997.