Aramex launches “Support Pakistan” Disaster Relief Campaign
In partnership with Emirates National Oil Company and Volunteer in Dubai, Aramex aims to provide relief to affected citizens
Dubai, August 25, 2010: Aramex, the global logistics and transportation solutions provider, today announced the launch of “Support Pakistan”, a disaster relief campaign in the UAE. In partnership with Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC), its subsidiary Emirates Petroleum Products Company (EPPCO) and Volunteers in Dubai (V.I.D), Aramex will collect donations and extend logistics support to deliver aid to areas of Pakistan affected by the country’s devastating floods, described by the United Nations as the “greatest humanitarian crisis in recent history.”
ENOC/EPPCO is partnering with Aramex to support this initiative by providing collection points at major service stations across the UAE from August 26 to September 5, 2010. New clothes, blankets, tinned and packed foods, kerosene stoves and lamps, torches and any type of corrugated sheet (plastic, fiber or steel) for temporary roofing are all welcome at Aramex collection points.
Saeed Abdullah Khoory, ENOC Group Chief Executive said, “We are delighted to provide support to the Aramex “Support Pakistan” campaign, which complements our corporate social responsibility program and strong tradition of partnering in humanitarian initiatives across the world. Through collective action, each member of society can contribute towards lessening the suffering of the people of Pakistan.”
“Support Pakistan” is also being carried out in partnership with Volunteer in Dubai (V.I.D.), an initiative aimed at supporting a wide range of activities by matching individual and corporate volunteers with those most in need of their support.
“With approximately 20 million people affected by these floods, there is an urgent need to extend support to the people of Pakistan. In line with its commitment to support communities in such difficult times, Aramex will use its logistics expertise and network to facilitate the collection and transportation of aid to the people of Pakistan,” said Raji Hattar, Aramex Chief Sustainability Officer.
Traditionally, Aramex’s logistics network has helped people in disaster-afflicted areas around the world, including in Pakistan, where the company earlier supplied aid to those affected by the country’s 2005 earthquake. More recently, Aramex initiated the “Deliver Hope to Gaza” relief campaign in 2008 and 2009.
For a full list of drop-off locations, donations accepted, and ways to volunteer please visit: www.aramex.org or call +971 600 544000.
Donation drop-off locations:
Al Wasl Road. ( Al Safa Park Opp. Side ) Park Dubai
After Metropolitan Hotel & Al Massa Cinema Al Bayan Dubai
Behind Al Habtoor Motors ( Mitsubishi & RR Showroom ) Port Saeed Dubai
Hor Al Anz Area Hor Al Anz Dubai
Abu Dhabi-Dubai Road,Opp.Site (25),Al-Barsha Area Al Barsha 1 Dubai
After X52 - Mushrif Mushrif Dubai
Opp. Wafi Center & Beside EPPCO Training Center Oud Metha Dubai
The Bridge Area Al Mustaqbel RAK
Behind Crown Plaza Al Abraj Dubai
Umm Suqeim Al Umda Dubai
Jebel Ali Gardens Jebel Ali Gardens Dubai
Next to LOLO Vellage& DTC Main Station (Ghusais) Al Gezlan Dubai
Emirates Road, Opposite. Site 1036 Al Tariq Al Abir Dubai
Opposite Al Wasl Club, Oud Metha Road Al Sadeya Dubai
Al-Barsha, Dubai Al - Barsha 2 Dubai
Opposite Al Taawan Center and site 155 Al Khan Sharjah
Aramex is a leading provider of comprehensive logistics and transportation solutions. Established in 1982 as an express operator, the company rapidly evolved into a global brand recognized for its customized services and innovative multi-product offering. Traded on the NASDAQ from 1997 to 2002, Aramex today is a publicly traded company on the Dubai Financial Market (DFM: ARMX), employing more than 8,600 people in 310 locations, and leads a strong alliance network providing global presence, and bringing together 40 independent express companies from around the world. The range of services offered by Aramex includes international and domestic express delivery, freight forwarding, logistics and warehousing, document management, consumer retail services, and e-commerce solutions.
For further information, please contact:
Zeina Abou Jamra
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tel: +971 600 544 000
Mohammed AlTawil/ Nicholas Nesson/ Gunjan Chaurasia
Tel: +9714 3344550; Fax: +9714 3356080