DHL ships 21 tonnes of blankets to Egypt
Manama, December 29, 2013
Leading logistics service provider DHL Express said it has delivered 21 tonnes of blankets as part of its support for the ‘Egypt is Warm’ aid campaign.
The blankets were donated by individuals and organisations from across the Gulf region to Egyptian embassies and consulates, said DHL Express in a statement.
It organised the collection and delivery of blankets from the embassies in each country to a central hub in Bahrain, where the shipment was prepared for delivery to Egypt on board a charter flight that was commissioned especially for this shipment.
In total 5,000 kg of blankets were donated by the residents of Bahrain, said the statement.
Commenting on the campaign, Nour Suliman, CEO Mena, said: "Giving back to the communities in which DHL Express operates continues to shape our business ethos and forms the foundations for our success."
"Together with the hundreds of individuals and companies that have given generously, DHL is committed to doing all we can and to putting our resources at the disposal of such a noteworthy cause," he said.
Egyptian NGO ‘Misr Lil Khair,’ which was chosen by DHL to distribute the shipment, will handle the operation, he added. - TradeArabia News Service