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UPS delivers hope on Hurricane Katrina’s 5th anniversary

Five years after Hurricane Katrina, hundreds of families are still living in temporary housing in the Greater New Orleans Area. Thanks to UPS and United Way, the Treaudo Family recently moved into a permanent home. UPS partnered with the United Way No Place Like Home campaign, generously donating funds to sponsor the rebuilding of the Treaudo’s home and more than 50 UPS volunteers who worked on five homes throughout New Orleans.

UPS has also committed an employee, as a loaned volunteer, to help a United Way community partner maximize rebuilding efforts. The volunteer will develop warehouse and inventory control processes to increase the capacity to accept in-kind contributions of building materials and tools. This expertise could result in hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of in-kind contributions to rebuild houses. Since 2005, UPS has donated more than $2 million and countless volunteer hours to recovery efforts. Read more.