UPS Foundation Delivers $55,000 in Support to Welcome Hall Mission

Grant will buy much needed equipment to feed underprivileged in Montreal

MONTREAL, Feb. 11 /CNW/ - Welcome Hall Mission, a humanitarian social services organization that operates a homeless shelter, a rehabilitation centre and Montreal's largest food bank, announced today that The UPS Foundation, the charitable arm of UPS (NYSE: UPS), will provide a $55,000 USD grant to cover the cost of expanding the size of the Mission's freezer. This expansion is urgently needed to meet the growing demand for the services of its food bank and three cafeterias.

    
    What:     Cheque presentation for $55,000 USD

    When:     February 16, 2010, at 10:00 a.m.

    Where:    Welcome Hall Mission's Multiservice Centre
              4755 Acorn Street, Montreal, QC, H4C 3L6

    Who:      Cyril Morgan, Executive Director, Welcome Hall Mission
              Gaétan Nolet, Associate Executive Director, Welcome Hall
              Mission
              Andrew Horwood, Corporate Partnership Advisor, Welcome Hall
              Mission
              Paolo Serpente, Director of Business Development
    

Last year alone, Welcome Hall Mission's Family Services department helped thousands of Montreal families and individuals in need by distributing more than 365,000 emergency grocery bags. In addition, the Mission served 255,000 meals and snacks while distributing 2,000 Christmas baskets to underprivileged families from the Montreal area. All this from its warehouse located in its 94,000 square feet De Courcelle Pavilion, which has run out of freezer space.

More than 37 UPS employees have volunteered their time at Welcome Hall Mission, totalling 1,175 volunteer hours since 2001.

SOURCE UPS Canada Ltd.

For further information: For further information: Andrew Horwood, Welcome Hall Mission, Corporate Partnership Advisor, (514) 523-5288 ext. 325, www.welcomehallmission.com; Linda Heredia, APEX Public Relations, 1-866-924-4442, lheredia@apexpr.com; Sylvia Sicuso, APEX Public Relations, 1-866-924-4442, ssicuso@apexpr.com


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