Companies, Church Team Up to Transport Goods to Peru
WILMINGTON, Ohio, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- ASTAR Air Cargo, Inc. today teamed up with its largest customer, DHL, to provide air transport services for humanitarian goods provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to help those injured or displaced by the 8.0-magnitude earthquake that occurred near Pisco, Peru, on August 15, 2007. The 67,000 pounds of specially processed, ultra-high temperature milk, hygiene kits, blankets, and school kits are expected to help about 5,000 people in need.
"We are thrilled to be able to work with DHL and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to make this mission possible and do our part to help those in need in Peru," said Martin Godly, ASTAR's Managing Director Operations Finance and Community Relations. "I'm proud to say this was an employee-driven project. It was sparked by ASTAR employees working regularly in Peru and witnessing the destruction and hardship caused by the earthquake. Our concerned employees contacted ASTAR's Charity Committee to see if something could be done by ASTAR to help."
"We are grateful for the generosity of DHL and ASTAR Air Cargo in providing us the means to transport this much needed relief to those still suffering in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in Pisco, Peru. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is committed to humanitarian outreach as part of its core mission and is grateful to partner with others in blessing the lives of those in need," said Rick Foster, Welfare Services spokesman, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
"We welcome the opportunity to collaborate with other organizations
having common humanitarian interests to assist those earthquake victims in
need with this shipment to Peru," said Dan Ludwig, senior vice president of
Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Management at DHL. "Our aim is to
directly apply expertise and resources for lo
|SOURCE ASTAR Air Cargo, Inc.|
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