Amazon donates, delivers over 140,000 emergency aid supplies to communities affected by Hurricane Ida

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SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 2 (Xinhua) -- Amazon announced on Thursday the delivery of over 140,000 relief items from its Disaster Relief Hub to help humanitarian aid partner, Save the Children, respond to Hurricane Ida's widespread damage.

Amazon donated critical emergency supplies to support Save the Children as the organization helps devastated communities begin to recover as quickly as possible, the company said.

Hurricane Ida crashed into the U.S. Louisiana coastline on Aug. 29 as a Category 4 storm, with winds up to 150 mph and a severe storm surge, knocking out power to more than a million homes and businesses.

Save the Children began assessing emergency needs just after the hurricane raged through the region. Amazon employees loaded trucks and transported supplies less than 72 hours after Hurricane Ida's landfall, delivering water, hygiene items, and children's supplies.

"The Disaster Relief Hub allows Amazon to anticipate needs, respond faster, and deliver relief to communities impacted by hurricanes and other natural disasters. We hope that our operations and logistics capabilities help our humanitarian community partners quickly render aid and begin lifting up communities struggling amid this disaster," said Abe Diaz, disaster relief lead at Amazon.

Amazon officially opened its Disaster Relief Hub earlier this year to help shorten the response time between emergency teams' on-the-ground assessment and the arrival of relief supplies. Those efforts can often take several days after a natural disaster such as Hurricane Ida occurs.

Now, following the initial deployment of the most urgently needed supplies, Amazon works with its partners to identify other supplies from Amazon's vast selection of products to fill additional, unique critical requirements. Amazon is also preparing to send water, Meals Ready to Eat (MREs), shelter materials, debris clearing equipment, and more to additional humanitarian aid partners, according to the company.

Since 2017, Amazon has donated more than 15 million in-kind products in response to over 70 natural disasters around the world, the company said. Enditem

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