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AMUR Foundation Contributes to Puerto Rico Disaster Relief Efforts

October 23, 2017, 06:17 AM
Filed Under: Industry News

The Amur Foundation (Amur), the nonprofit public charity arm of the Amur Companies, including Amur Finance Company, Inc., and Amur Equipment Finance, is providing logistical support to the disaster relief efforts for Puerto Rico. Working with New York City-based City Harvest, the world’s first food rescue organization, and Feeding America, the nationwide network of food banks, Amur transported over 82,000 pounds of donated food, water, daily hygiene essentials, diapers, and supplies by freight trucks to Miami. These essential supplies were then airlifted by a 767 cargo aircraft, chartered by Amur to Aguadilla, on the west side of the island of Puerto Rico.

Puerto Rico Food Bank, part of the Feeding America network of food banks, is now assisting in the distribution of those supplies to those in greatest need.

“We are truly saddened to see the widespread destruction and continued difficulties facing our neighbors in Puerto Rico because of Hurricane Maria,” said Mostafiz ShahMohammed, President of Amur Foundation and CEO of all Amur Companies. “At the same time, we are grateful that through the Amur Foundation we have the ability to donate heavy transportation assets to assist our partners and have so many thoughtful volunteers that are making an immediate and positive difference in the daily lives of Puerto Ricans.”

Keiko Niccolini, Managing Director of The Puerto Rico Project at the Amur Foundation said, “Puerto Ricans have a critical and on-going need for food, water and essentials as they work to return their lives to normal. With the gracious donations from our fellow citizens, our goal is to continue to assist by transporting the much-needed goods to Puerto Rico.”

To help streamline and accelerate relief efforts, the Amur Foundation is currently accepting donations at so that additional transportation assets may be provided. Additional ways to support hurricane relief efforts can be found at

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