This past March the Indianapolis Ramp Transport FedEx facility was a scene of budding daffodils as FedEx employees gathered to help the American Cancer Society launch Daffodil Days, their annual spring fundraiser.
In the middle of the action was Paul Aust, FedEx Express Dispatcher who just celebrated his 30th anniversary with the company. I marvel at Paul’s attention to detail when it comes to our community volunteer programs. Three years ago we first met with the American Cancer Society to see how we could help support them. Today, to their amazement, we now run the entire Daffodil Days operation from our Hanna Road facility, a far more efficient operation.
Paul and fellow dispatcher Nick Miller used their FedEx expertise, designing a sort layout plan and scheduling 350 daffodil deliveries to sync up with existing delivery schedules.
I asked Paul what makes him so passionate about supporting our Indianapolis volunteer programs: “I am committed to FedEx, whether its delivering packages or delivering corporate citizenship,” he told me. Paul is one of many dedicated FedEx employee volunteers who donate thousands of hours a year throughout Central Indiana and have made FedEx a name known for corporate social responsibility.
FedEx operations in several states including Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and California are also bringing their FedEx spirit and expertise to Daffodil Days programs in their states. We salute them all.