Posted by: toobeeman | April 26, 2011

Aidmatrix Network Connects Donated Water from CannedWater4Kids to Second Harvest Japan via UPS Foundation

PRESS RELEASE
April 26, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Melis Jones

Vice President – Programs

+1-972-869-8175

melis_jones@aidmatrix.org


Milwaukee, WI – April 26, 2011 – The Aidmatrix Foundation Inc. today announced another donated product shipment was sent to Second Harvest Japan free of charge, to aid their earthquake and tsunami relief, by the UPS Foundation. CannedWater4Kids donated a truckload (52,800 12-ounce cans) of drinking water to support the Japanese relief effort via the Aidmatrix Network. Second Harvest Japan accepted the donation and The UPS Foundation donated the shipment of the products to Japan.

“Japan’s recent earthquake and related events has caused many life staples to be gone or in short supply. We wanted to do our part to make sure the children of Japan had access to much needed clean water”, said CannedWater4Kids founder and CEO, Greg Stromberg.

More than $1.3 million of in-kind donations to Japan earthquake and tsunami relief have moved through the Aidmatrix Network. Organizations such as Second Harvest Japan (and their 14 warehouses), the BHN Association, Hands on Tokyo, multiple NetHope members and others have access to these generous donations.

Aidmatrix CEO and former Wisconsin Governor Scott McCallum stated “this completed donation is a perfect example of the power of the Aidmatrix Network. Donors, nonprofits and transportation providers are connected online to get the products when and where they are needed most. We are honoured to work with The UPS Foundation and grateful to CannedWater4Kids for their generous donation of water and to UPS for their donation of free shipping”.

About The Aidmatrix Foundation, Inc.

The Aidmatrix Foundation, Inc. builds and operates powerful technology hubs that support diverse stakeholder groups in their efforts to work together to solve the world’s most challenging humanitarian crises. Our solutions enhance participation, amplify contributions, and accelerate results for humanitarian relief. More than 40,000 leading corporate, nonprofit and government partners leverage our solutions to mobilize more than $1.5 billion in aid annually, worldwide. The donated goods, money and services impact the lives of more than 65 million people. Aidmatrix is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit headquartered in Dallas, Texas, USA, with offices in Wisconsin, Washington D.C., Germany and India. Visit www.aidmatrix.org

 

About CannedWater4Kids
CannedWater4Kids is a North American based 501c3 non-profit initiative to generate awareness and fund projects to purify water for children in developing nations.

Visit www.cannedwater4kids.com

 

About Second Harvest Japan

Second Harvest Japan (2HJ) collects food that would otherwise go to waste from food manufacturers, farmers, and individuals, and distributes them to people in need such as children in orphanages, battered women and their children in shelters, and the homeless in Japan.  2HJ is the nation’s first food bank. Visit www.2hj.org

About The UPS Foundation

Since its founding in 1907, UPS has built a legacy as a caring and responsible corporate citizen, supporting programs that provide long-term solutions to community needs.  Founded in 1951, The UPS Foundation, which celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2011, is responsible for facilitating employee involvement in the local, national and global communities.  In 2010, UPS and its employees, active and retired, invested more than $95 million in charitable giving around the world.  The UPS Foundation can be found on the web at UPS.com/foundation.  To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.

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The Aidmatrix Network is a registered trademark of The Aidmatrix Foundation. Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.
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