group of 26 UPMC employees traveled to World Vision’s Pittsburgh
headquarters this week to assemble hygiene kits for victims of Hurricane Sandy. UPMC also
donated funding for the kits, which provide basic health and personal care
supplies for those affected by natural disasters.
World Vision is a global Christian organization dedicated to
humanitarian work serving nearly 100 million people in more than 100 countries. The group aims to empower children, families, and communities to reach their full
potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. In addition, it provides supplies and support for disaster relief efforts in the U.S. and around
Gifts-in-Kind Distribution Center in Pittsburgh was established in April of
1993, in partnership with the Pittsburgh Leadership Foundation, and to date has shipped more than 7 million pounds
of items to the neediest victims of natural and man-made upheaval.