Amazon Delivers & Donates over 140,000 Emergency Aid Supplies to Aid Hurricane Ida Efforts
Sep 2, 2021 By MarketDepth
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) reported the rapid delivery of over 140,000 relief items from its disaster relief Hub to help partner, Save the Children respond to Hurricane Ida’s damage. Amazon has donated critical emergency supplies to support Save the Children as the organization helps devastated communities recover as quickly as possible.
More Relief Supplies Being Donated
Amazon plans to donate more relief supplies upon request by other humanitarian aid partners. “Hurricane Ida made landfall on the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which hit the same region as one of the most destructive storms in U.S. history. It has been heartbreaking to watch the effect Hurricane Ida has had on so many Americans, and we know many people need help right now,” said Abe Diaz, disaster relief lead at Amazon.
“The Disaster Relief Hub allows Amazon to anticipate needs, respond faster, and deliver relief to communities impacted by hurricanes and other natural disasters. We hope that our operations and logistics capabilities help our humanitarian community partners quickly render aid and begin lifting up communities struggling amid this disaster.”
“In the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, many children and families are unsure of what the future may hold, and it’s critical they get the support they need to recover”Jeanne-Aimee De Marrais, senior director of U.S. emergencies for Save the Children
“In times of crisis like this, strong partnerships can make a world of difference. Save the Children is proud and grateful to work with Amazon and its Disaster Relief Hub to ensure kids and their families can quickly get essential child-focused supplies that will aid in their recovery.”