Boeing Partners with Emirates and Nonprofit to Deliver Relief Supplies to Bangladesh
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Dec. 18, 2012 – Boeing (NYSE:BA) partnered with Emirates and the nonprofit organization, SpaandanB, to transport relief supplies to people in Bangladesh onboard the airlines’ newly-delivered 777-300ER (Extended Range.)
Bangladeshi employees at Boeing, working on behalf of SpaandanB, volunteered time and collected 901 boxes of donated supplies which were then transported to Boeing in Everett, Wash. for the delivery flight.
The relief shipment comprised 23,000 pounds (10,455 kilograms) of gently used winter clothing and books. The clothing is destined for people living in areas of Bangladesh affected by harsh winters.
“The Boeing Bangladeshi employees are grateful to Boeing and Emirates for transporting the relief goods to help people in Bangladesh,” said Syed Hussain, a Boeing employee on the 787 program.
The mission of SpaandanB is to bring about socio-economic change among less-privileged people in Bangladesh by addressing their education needs and providing health services.
"Emirates is committed to supporting humanitarian efforts,” said Ram Menen, Divisional Senior Vice President, Emirates SkyCargo. “Providing cargo space for the relief shipment for those in need in Bangladesh onboard our delivery flight is something we were happy to endorse."
Over the years, Boeing has facilitated more than 152 humanitarian delivery flights, working in partnership with 55 different airlines worldwide.
“Boeing, through its Global Corporate Citizenship organization, supports relief efforts around the world in partnership with nongovernmental agencies and nonprofits like SpaandanB,” said Liz Warman, director of Boeing Global Corporate Citizenship for the Northwest region. “Through these collaborative efforts, and with our airline partners, we bring relief and hope to people in need."
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