June 16 - The Universal Freight Organisation (UFO) head office has collected aid from the local community to send to World Freight International for distribution in Nepal's Kavre district, where 90 percent of houses collapsed after the devastating earthqu
The goods delivered to Nepal included clothes, blankets, torches, toiletries, sleeping bags, sanitisers and toys. Thanks to funds pledged by UFO members - Jetwell, ALLSTA, Wirtz, Dialog, ADD Cargo and Spark Global - the forwarder network was able to purchase antiseptic wipes, wind-up torches, long-life food, self-heating meals and over 3000 water purification tablets to send to the country.
Local UK storage company, Concise Removal & Storage, donated all the boxes needed to pack the aid items and UFO's UK member, Bibby International Logistics, helped arrange the shipping and cover the costs together with UFO and other members.
Mr Prakash and Mr Chudamani of World Freight International helped deliver the aid to the Mandali Devi Primary School in Nepal. The school was damaged in the earthquake and classes are now being held in the open under tarpaulin.
World Freight International also made a pledge to assist the school with any of its future needs.
UFO is a freight forwarding network headquartered in the UK, which was set up by founder of the Project Cargo Network, Rachel Humphrey.
Rachel Humphrey (right) with boxes to be sent to Nepal.