In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, UPSers have come together to serve our customers, our communities and each other. Your efforts shine a light on the best parts of humanity. Tenacity, teamwork and kindness. For that I am thankful and so very proud of you.
Sadly, recent incidents in Brunswick, Georgia, Minneapolis, Louisville and New York City, and the resulting social unrest across America confront us with a different reality. A reality that reveals the worst in humanity. A reality that hate lies just below the surface and discrimination, fear and violence can happen anywhere. It has affected me deeply. I’m sad, I’m angry and I’m ashamed as I see people treat others with contempt and hate. So I turn to our values … the values established by Jim Casey 113 years ago. I’ll call out three that seem particularly relevant today:
I’m turning my anger to action by living our values. Not just talking the talk, but walking the talk. Please join me. By living our values UPSers will continue to shine a light and be a beacon of hope for others.
Carol B. Tomé