2017 FedEx Hurricane Relief Efforts
You’ve got to meet these puppies! Bunny and her twin brother, Funny, have just moved from Florida to California.
The bright-eyed pair are 3 month old Chihuahua mixes who were part of a coast to coast rescue flight following the devastating effects of Hurricane Irma.
The nonstop flight, donated by FedEx, transported more than 100 shelter dogs and cats from southern Florida to no-kill shelters in Northern California and Vancouver, Washington.
Sounds of excited meowing and barking filled the plane as the cats and dogs travelled from Miami to Oakland under the watchful eyes of a chief veterinarian and an adoption counselor.
The FedEx plane arrived in Miami filled with more than $11 million in hurricane relief aid from Direct Relief and Heart to Heart International, which will be used in Florida and the Caribbean. After offloading the supplies, the animals boarded on their journey.
Reps from the NBA’s Miami HEAT were there to help send the friendly critters off, and the Golden State Warriors greeted them upon arrival in California.
There are millions of animals across the country looking for safe and loving homes. By adopting a shelter animal, people are not only saving the life of the adopted pet, but they are freeing up critical shelter space to make room for even more animals in need. People interested in adopting a homeless animal can find a local shelter by visiting http://aspca.org/findashelter.
Oakland Animal Rescue Flight b-roll from FedEx on Vimeo.
Below: resource for FedEx response and relief during the 2017 hurricane season.
Operation Food Bridge Brings Hot Meals to Florida First Responders and Residents
September 19, 2017
FedEx aircraft mechanic Scott Guy is a volunteer with Operation BBQ Relief, which provides food in disaster zones to first responders, National Guard, police and residents.
In the wake of Hurricane Irma, there was a critical need for thousands of meals delivered to Key West. The area has a significant need for food, water, fuel, and power.
Scott knew that his company could help, so the request went out to FedEx Global Operations Command and Control. The request was made to fly 10,000 hot meals a day into Marathon Key until mid-week. That’s 3,700 pounds of food each day! Local teams are also sending needed water on the flights.
Feeder Operations in Memphis and the Miami Operations teams coordinated the lift in a matter of hours, and the meals were launched less than 18 hours after the request. Because the infrastructure of roads and boat transportation is still impacted, the food was airlifted from Ft. Meyers to Key West. The flights landed on time, and were met by Salvation Army and FedEx team members.
The meals were even still hot when they arrived.
— Salvation Army USA (@SalvationArmyUS) September 19, 2017
FedEx closely monitors Hurricanes and developing weather events. Our contingency plans are in place and, as always, our priorities are the safety and well-being of our team members and minimizing the effects of potential storms on service. FedEx will be prepared to provide service to the best of our ability in areas affected by storms and as local conditions allow. Latest service alerts are available here.
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