DHL Express, the world's leading cross-border express services provider, is joining forces with Pizzas 4 Patriots, a non-profit organization, and UNO Chicago Grill to deliver 6,000 pizzas to thousands of U.S. and Canadian soldiers in time for U.S. Independence Day, July 4 and Canadian Independence Day, July 1.
With the support of DHL Express, 6,000 ready-to-bake, deep-dish pizzas from UNO and Romeoville, Illinois-based Great Kitchens, will be packed and loaded into a donated DHL cargo jet a week before Independence Day, then shipped to troops stationed at several military bases in Afghanistan.
"As a retired member of the military I know firsthand what this special care package will mean to our U.S. and Canadian service members serving in those faraway places," said by Ret. Master Sergeant Mark Evans, the man behind the idea for Pizzas 4 Patriots. "We are so thankful to DHL Express for stepping up year after year and donating their services to deliver a slice of home to those men and women serving their countries."
Over the last three years, Pizzas 4 Patriots and DHL Express have delivered more than 60,000 pizza pies to U.S. servicemen and women stationed all over the world.