FedEx Delivers Relief to the Northeast
As a proud member of the FedEx family for the last 29 years, I’ve had many opportunities to see how FedEx unhesitatingly answers the call anytime disaster strikes. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, I’ve been afforded a front row seat in the midst of the action, and I’m happy to tell you that this time is no different than any other.
Shortly after this week’s weather ravaged the nation’s northeast corridor, aides from FEMA, corporate CSR representatives and many others convened at the offices of NY governor Andrew Cuomo to discuss how to quickly and efficiently meet the needs of those impacted. Naturally, FedEx’s logistical expertise and extensive network made us a key player in these conversations. FedEx was quickly called upon to deliver critical materials and supplies from across the country to the northeast and despite the logistical challenges associated with route access after a natural disaster; we found a way to answer the call.
Here are some of the things that we’ve moved on behalf of the state of New York:
- Polling stations were delivered to 17 different locations to ensure that New Yorkers are able to exercise their right to vote tomorrow
- Meals Ready to Eat were delivered to affected areas Saturday morning
- Over 36,000 lbs of generators were delivered to a host of locations, ranging from La Guardia airport to police departments
The last few days have been devastating as we’ve watched people lose their belongings, homes, and sometimes family members to Hurricane Sandy. But despite everything that’s gone on, I’m filled with a sense of hope as I watch FedEx rise to the challenges and make these critical deliveries happen. I’m proud to work for a company that is relentlessly generous, has an “absolutely, positively” spirit, and maintains a deep commitment to the communities where we live and work.
Photo: Bill Bonneau, FedEx Express station manager, with Helen Brooks of Government Affairs
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November 18, 2014
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