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February 25, 2015

Child Saved While Crossing Street Pays it Forward

When the light turned green, the eight-year-old stepped off the curb to cross a street in New York City. Immediately, a stranger behind him grabbed the kid by his coat and yanked him back up onto the curb. At that moment, a utility truck careened around the corner paying no heed to the child pedestrian’s

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November 5, 2014

Keeping Kids Safe in Memphis

This is the eighth post in a series of 10 guest blog post from the leaders of Safe Kids Worldwide affiliates that FedEx works with around the world in support of child pedestrian road safety initiatives. With tens of thousands of vehicles on the world’s roadways, FedEx is actively engaged in promoting road safety. This month, we will hear from Kristin Rosenthal, Program Manager, Safe Kids Worldwide.

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June 30, 2014

How FedEx makes walking in Memphis – and around the world – safer for children

Fifteen years ago, the FedEx Global Citizenship team discovered a unique nonprofit called Safe Kids Worldwide (known then as the National Safe Kids Campaign). Their mission is to help prevent childhood injuries. With tens of thousands of vehicles on the world’s roadways and with safety a central value of the company, we approached Safe Kids about developing a child pedestrian safety campaign with support from FedEx.

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May 2, 2014

What in the world is “telematics”?: My baptism into the world of sustainable transportation

A few months ago, I began working with some of our sustainable transportation initiatives at FedEx – a new area for me. One of my first tasks was to put together a weeklong training event where FedEx would share our insights, knowledge and expertise with EMBARQ, one of the world’s leading sustainable transportation nonprofit organizations.

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May 15, 2013

FedEx Announces Innovation Award Winner at 2013 National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster Conference

FedEx is an innovation leader. To encourage innovation in one of our core philanthropic focus areas - disaster response - FedEx sponsors Innovation Awards at both national and international forums.

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April 30, 2013

Coach Joe Gibbs Motivates Small Business to be Prepared

Watch the brief video below associated with this blog post. You will hear firsthand from Coach Joe Gibbs, a small business owner himself, about the importance of being prepared – and how to get prepared – for a disaster.

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