FedEx has committed US$1 million in cash and in-kind transportation to support earthquake and tsunami relief efforts in Japan.
Online PR News – 23-March-2011 – – FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), parent company of FedEx Express, has committed US$1 million in cash and in-kind transportation to support earthquake and tsunami relief efforts in Japan. Long-standing relationships with humanitarian organizations will allow FedEx to lend transportation and logistics expertise to support several agencies in their vital relief work following the devastation.
These agencies are The American Red Cross, The Salvation Army, Heart to Heart International, Direct Relief International, Water Missions International, The United Way Worldwide, World Vision, Project Hope and JEN (an NGO in Japan focused on reconstruction and other post-disaster assistance). This support will allow these agencies to provide emergency and humanitarian relief to the earthquake and tsunami victims, including food, shelter, medical supplies, water purification units, blankets and hygiene kits.
“We are saddened by the loss of lives and the destruction caused by the quake and the aftermath. The well-being in the communities we serve is FedEx disaster relief focus. By working with our long-term humanitarian and relief organizations, we believe we will be able to channel our assets and resources more effectively, and complement the expertise of the different organizations,” said David L. Cunningham, president, FedEx Express Asia Pacific.
FedEx has a long history of using its global network to deliver important and life-saving aid and support to lessen the pain and loss experienced by victims of natural disasters. Recent relief efforts include:
§ Donating $1.8 million, including the transportation of more than one million pounds of critical supplies, to assist those affected by the earthquake in Haiti in January 2010.
§ Donating more than $300,000 in cash and $500,000 of in-kind shipping to support relief efforts in China and Myanmar, including a FedEx MD-11 charter flight with more than 250 pallets of critically needed medical supplies.
§ Donating pilots’ time and aircraft to deliver 77 tons of generators, clothing, blankets, tents, and tools to the victims of a Peruvian earthquake.
§ Working with more than 20 government and relief organizations to deliver more than one million pounds of supplies following the tsunamis in Southeast Asia.
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