“I have seen a lot of flooded areas, damaged houses and affected families in the past week, but hearing these stories from TNT colleagues was quite tough to bear and I am happy to see that our colleagues from TNT Philippines are supporting them in every way they can.” - Peter Cermak
At the same time TNT colleagues from all over the world are organising relief activities for the people affected by the storms. While TNT Philippines is transporting relief materials for WFP, colleagues from Australia, the United States, New Zealand and India are raising funds and collecting relief materials.
In a press conference she gave in London on 16 Septemer, Sheeran explained that the combination of rising food prices and and fund cutbacks due to the financial crisis are severely impacting WFP's fight against hunger. In October WFP will be faced with the decision to cut elements of their service, affecting many people in high need regions.
The fund-raisers based in Atherstone raised a whopping £25,000 in only five days for the United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) – the culmination of which was a ‘Running on Empty’ marathon relay at TNT UK’s headquarters in Atherstone.
Author: Martin Penner, WFP
Published on 19 June 2009
ROME – The number of hungry people on the planet will this year reach a historic high of 1.02 billion, FAO announced recently, putting the blame for the latest increases on the global economic slowdown and stubbornly high food prices in many countries.
David from Redditch in Worcestershire, was part of a delegation from TNT Express, who flew out to Kilimanjaro to support the World Food Programme (WFP) feed and educate impoverished children.
The event, organised by Group Head Office and Express Divisional Head Office in Hoofddorp, Netherlands, sold almost 100 pieces of art to more than 200 employees, family and friends who participated on May 7. The overriding purpose was not just to buy art and to have fun, but to raise proceeds for the WFP.
The training took place at the base of the United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD) in Brindisi, which is a WFP network able to deliver humanitarian relief items worldwide within 24/48 hours. The depot stockpiles rapid response equipment and survival items and organizes emergency shipments.
The training dealt with various topics like the World Food Programme, codes within the humanitarian world, and health and safety issues. Lina Andersson and Frank Moltini told about their experiences as ERT members deployed to Kenya and Haiti.
The latter is also a paradox: in order to reach beneficiaries, aid & development organisations have to use their fleet, whilst at the same time the fleet can cause a premature death of the beneficiary.
The teams used a range of traditional fundraising methods like organized lunches with home-cooked food, bake sales, raffles and managers washing employee cars. They also came up with some very original and new ideas like selling CD’s of the songs people disliked the most, sending emails instead of birthday cards (for each mail the recipient made a donation), a Sinterklaas party and our very own Kindergarten, where employees entrusted the care of their children to a member of the Management Team for the afternoon!