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FedEx Support for Ebola Relief Efforts

October 15, 2014

The numbers are staggering: more than 4,000 people have died from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that more than one million people could be infected by January.

According to the CDC, the pandemic could diminish if 70% of Ebola cases were properly treated to reduce the risk of disease transmission.

With a shortage of relief supplies in West Africa, other organizations from thousands of miles away have stepped up to help.

FedEx teamed up with numerous humanitarian organizations and government agencies, including Heart to Heart, Direct Relief, Project Concern International, AirLink and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) – which is leading the U.S. government’s Ebola response efforts – to move much needed medical materials to Monrovia, Liberia, an area heavily affected by the Ebola virus.

The 140-plus pallets of relief supplies included everything from surgical masks and safety glasses to thermometers and syringes, most of which were donated to the International Medical Corps (IMC) in Liberia to support the launch of Ebola mobile treatment centers. These items are being used on the ground to fight against the spread of Ebola and to provide proper medical treatment to those in need.

FedEx leveraged its global network of logistics expertise to move the supplies by truck and by plane from the United States to Europe as part of a special donated shipment. From there, the shipment was moved to its final destination in Liberia.

In additional to the supplies donated to the IMC for Ebola relief, FedEx also assisted in moving 650 gallons of donated hand sanitizer on behalf of Direct Relief to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare in Liberia. This amount will supply 20 clinics for up to a month.

FedEx is proud to be a part of this effort to help prevent the spread of the Ebola virus and to ensure those in need receive the proper medical care.  FedEx has long-standing relationships with relief organizations around the world. Through these relationships, FedEx is able to assist in situations like this to ship large amounts of supplies to those impacted the most.


Comments

    Liz Schindler says:

    Great article! Getting the supplies out there now could make a huge difference. This is really important work. Thanks to FedEx!

    Clifton Chua says:

    Way to Go – FedEx!

    Eula Ballard says:

    So proud of our company. Can we say Purple Promise!

    Joseph Salisbury says:

    Proud to work for a company who takes their global citizenship seriously and works to improve the health and well being of our fellow man. Thank you for a job well done.

    Joe Ozegovich says:

    How can we help?

    Humberto Jaimes says:

    Thnaks FedEx!

    Monica Evans says:

    Good on FedEx! Makes me proud to work for a company that understands that no matter where we are, we are all in this together.

    Helena snith says:

    Now that’s the purple promise ..very proud to work for this company

    Deb Wilson says:

    Thanks for the article and a BIG thanks for the effort to help others. So proud to be a part of this organization! FedEx practices what it preaches!

    Grace meleisea says:

    great job fedex!!!!

    Grace meleisea says:

    GOD BLESS FEDEX…..

    Charlotte Frantz says:

    Proud to be a part of this team!

    Bethwell Luyanje says:

    Thanks FedEx. I appreciate that so much.

    Juah Swarray says:

    I was born in Liberia and with the help of international organiozations, immigrated to the USA during the Liberian civil war.
    Now, I proudly enjoy working the the ORD pm Ramp team.
    How can I (and possibly my work group) get involved Ebola Relief Efforts through FedEx.

    Angel Morales says:

    I am proud to work for such a great company. Go FedEx!

    mary ann schott says:

    I have worked for almost two decades for FedEx and all the good this company does almost never makes the news. They should make ads about it, it’s ok to tell the world what we do for others. I’m proud to be associated with FedEx because they always seem to rise to the occasion, whether it’s Katrina, turtles, or this.

    Couriersrus.com says:

    Thanks FedEx for getting all those much needed supplies to the people that need it the most.

    Henrique Hopkins says:

    Outstanding work! There are some of us at Fed Ex in the U.S.A who have Liberian backgrounds, such as myself, who are truly heartwarmed to work for a company that extends itself on behalf of people. Fed Ex truly represents business with heart and I’m as proud as ever to work for this company!

    Gilda Arteaga says:

    I love working for a company that is doing something to help others. How can we help? Is there a website that we employees can access for further information?

    Helena Smith says:

    Now that’s the purple promise, so glade to work for Fedex, keep up the good work.

    Georgia N. Henries- Gibson says:

    I’M Proud to be a Liberian.I have been working for Fedex Twenty Two Yrs, At Ewr Eco control Ops( Recon) Thanks Fedex for sending relief to help The Ebola issue Go Fedex, Continue doing an outstanding Job around the world.
    Sincerely
    Georgia Henries-Gibson

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