Over the last decade, Agility USA has raised over USD$3.3 million for disabled veterans. Since 2008, Agility USA has organized the Paralyzed Veterans Golf Open Day to benefit Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA). Donations are used to help disabled veterans pursue meaningful careers. PVA uses the funds to provide free, one-on-one counseling and support to any veteran, family member or caregiver. It also offers assistance to employers committed to hiring veterans.
The Agility India team spent some time with a local school and distributed notebooks and school supplies to over 900 underprivileged students. In addition, Agility has also helped fund a night school that has helped educate over 300 students. Local Agility team members also volunteer as tutors to help teach these students important IT skills.
Agility E-Services Center in Hyderabad, India started a donation program in 2016, where 17 employees organize a collection and donation drive to provide stationery supplies to schools across India, and support a local shelter with groceries.
The donation program helps fill a critical gap for low-income students in India. While government schools provide textbooks for free, students are required to provide their own school supplies, which many have difficulty doing. Over the years, Agility employees have donated notebooks, stationary, and other school supplies to thousands of children over the years.
In 2019, Agility E-Services Center employees donated 17,600+ notebooks and stationary supplies to nearly 2,500 students at seven local schools in and around Hyderabad. In 2018, employees donated more than 39,000 notebooks and stationery supplies to more than 5,520 students in 30 schools around India.
Agility Kuwait employees joined the annual RunKuwait Marathon for the eighth consecutive year, along with 2,000 participants, to raise money for the Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center, which serves children with disabilities that need special support and do not have access to appropriate healthcare.
At Agility Egypt, our employees found creative ways to upcycle waste from around the warehouse. Instead of using new materials to build a worker rest area, the team constructed tables and benches using old pallets. Used truck tires were painted to create a garden that beautifies the spot, and an old container became a useful place to sort and organize waste for recycling.
Agility donated a 20-foot refrigerated shipping container to the UN Global Logistics Cluster to enable humanitarian organizations to store cholera medication to help protect the Rohingya refugees who have fled Myanmar and living in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.
Following the flood in Kerala, an Agility employee was among these first responders, traveling nearly 35 km to bring his boat and assist local citizen rescue teams to help save the lives of more than 50 individuals affected by the flooding; venturing into pockets where even state deployed personnel could not reach.
In response to the earthquake and tsunami that struck Indonesia in September, the UN Global Logistics Cluster was activated. The LET were asked to move cargo, including shelter materials, life support, food, health, and water/sanitation materials, into the disaster affected area, and to design an operational supply chain for national and international humanitarian aid organizations – putting their training to immediate use.