Pledge of Ongoing Support Enables Red Cross to Prepare for and Respond to Disasters
Today the American Red Cross is recognizing DHL Supply Chain, headquartered in Westerville, Ohio for supporting Red Cross Disaster Relief through the Disaster Responder Program with an annual pledge of $250,000. Thanks to forward-thinking contributions in advance of disasters, the Red Cross is prepared to help meet the needs of people affected by disasters big and small, anytime and anywhere across the U.S.
Disaster Responder members — along with their employees — pledge financial and in-kind donations in advance of disasters, powering the Red Cross with strong infrastructure, trained volunteers, innovative technology and critical resources necessary to provide relief and support to those in crisis. These annual contributions allow the Red Cross to respond whenever and wherever disasters occur, help families during the recovery process and prepare people for future emergencies.
“Every day in the face of disasters, the generosity of Disaster Responder members like DHL Supply Chain ensures the Red Cross can provide comfort and care to people in their darkest hours,” said Don Herring, chief development officer at the American Red Cross. “We are extremely grateful for these contributions before disasters strike because it enables us to respond to disasters immediately and compassionately, when help and hope are needed most.”
”DHL Supply Chain has supported the work of the American Red Cross since 2019 and have been active in our community through the Ohio local chapter,” said Mark Kunar, Executive Vice President, DHL Supply Chain. “We are proud to be expanding our partnership and stand ready to extend our resources and capabilities in logistics and supply chain to respond to disasters.”
In addition to providing financial support, DHL Supply Chain deploys employees to work in Red Cross disaster warehouses around the country when disasters strike. Under a formal Memorandum of Understanding, and upon request, DHL Supply Chain sends forklift drivers and other skilled laborers to work in Atlanta, GA., Carlisle, PA. and Arlington, TX. In 2022 the company also launched a Blood Drive program with several blood services organizations, which successfully collected 766 units of blood for the Red Cross.
While large disasters like hurricanes, floods, tornadoes and wildfires typically draw national attention, each year, the Red Cross responds to more than 60,000 disasters across the country—the majority of which are home fires. Generous contributions from Disaster Responder members enable the Red Cross to provide services to people in need of assistance at no cost and regardless of income.
And thanks to Disaster Responder members, Red Cross volunteers are also in their local communities every day, conducting disaster preparedness presentations and giving people the reassurance and confidence to face crises of all kinds.
About DHL – The logistics company for the world
DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. Our DHL divisions offer an unrivalled portfolio of logistics services ranging from national and international parcel delivery, e-commerce shipping and fulfillment solutions, international express, road, air and ocean transport to industrial supply chain management. With about 380,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide, DHL connects people and businesses securely and reliably, enabling global sustainable trade flows. With specialized solutions for growth markets and industries including technology, life sciences and healthcare, engineering, manufacturing & energy, auto-mobility and retail, DHL is decisively positioned as “The logistics company for the world”.
DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL Group. The Group generated revenues of more than 81 billion euros in 2021. With sustainable business practices and a commitment to society and the environment, the Group makes a positive contribution to the world. Deutsche Post DHL Group aims to achieve net-zero emissions logistics by 2050.