September 7, 2011
Melis Jones

Vice President  

(972) 869-8171 


Catholic Relief Services Partners with Aidmatrix to Improve International Relief and Development Efforts 

Dallas, TX - September 7, 2011 - Aidmatrix today announced its partnership with Catholic Relief Services (CRS), an international humanitarian agency that assists impoverished and disadvantaged people overseas. Through this partnership, Aidmatrix supply chain management technology will enhance CRS' global efforts.


Catholic Relief Services was founded in 1943 by the Catholic Bishops of the United States to serve World War II survivors in Europe. Since then, they have expanded to reach more than 100 million people in nearly 100 countries on five continents. Their mission is to assist impoverished and disadvantaged people overseas, working in the spirit of Catholic Social Teaching to promote the sacredness of human life and the dignity of the human person. Although their mission is rooted in the Catholic faith, their operations serve people based solely on need, regardless of their race, religion or ethnicity as they promote human development by responding to major emergencies, fighting disease and poverty, and nurturing peaceful and just societies. They also act to serve Catholics in the United States as they live their faith in solidarity with their brothers and sisters around the world.


"We believe that the Aidmatrix technology will greatly enhance Catholic Relief Services' programs around the world, and our staff is eagerly awaiting the opportunity to begin applying it to their work," stated Ken Hackett, President of Catholic Relief Services.  


This program will begin with pilots in four locations: Kenya, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso and Palestine. CRS will be using Aidmatrix's Online Warehouse Module, as well as the Aidmatrix Network Procurement Suite, which includes Asset Registry, Digital Hub, In-Kind Management, Needs Management and Procurement. The Aidmatrix Network® Online Warehouse Module is an online application used to manage the inventory of humanitarian relief warehouses. The Aidmatrix Network Procurement Module is an online application used to organize the purchasing of products and services for humanitarian relief efforts.  


"Aidmatrix is honored to enter this partnership with CRS.  Aidmatrix technology will enable CRS to be more efficient in their relief efforts, and in turn serve more people in need," stated Scott McCallum, President and CEO of Aidmatrix.  "We look forward to working with them to support their great humanitarian work."

About Catholic Relief Services

Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. The agency provides assistance to people in nearly 100 countries and territories based on need, regardless of race, nationality or creed. For more information, please visit  www.crs.org or  www.crsespanol.org.

About The Aidmatrix Foundation, Inc.

The Aidmatrix Foundation, Inc. builds and operates powerful technology hubs that support diverse stakeholder groups in their efforts to work together to solve the world's most challenging humanitarian crises. Our solutions enhance participation, amplify contributions, and accelerate results for humanitarian relief.  35,000 leading corporate, nonprofit and government partners leverage solutions to mobilize $1.5 billion annually in global aid with Aidmatrix. The donated goods, money and services impact the lives of 65 million people. Aidmatrix is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit headquartered in Dallas, Texas, USA, with offices in Wisconsin, Germany and India.                                                                 ### 
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