Giving back to the military on President’s Day
Today, in commemoration of President’s Day, FedEx team members are volunteering at USO for a United Way Day of Caring in Washington, D.C. FedEx team members are helping to assemble the care packages for service members deployed overseas. The care packages include items like combs, toothpaste, phone cards and crossword puzzles.
FedEx Express PM Ops Manager, Claudia Scott is one of the 35 team members who are taking the time to volunteer. An 18 year FedEx employee and a military wife for 31 years, today is a special day for Claudia. She is here in honor of her son and husband. Claudia’s son is a Marine serving in Afghanistan and her husband who is also a FedEx employee is an Army Reservist on Active Duty. One of packages Claudia is assembling could reach her son. Claudia said, “She is here because of her family and the thousands of other young men and women who are giving up their American dream to support ours.”
For the past six years, FedEx has provided the shipment of USO care packages worldwide to our deployed troops as a charitable donation. FedEx completed a one million dollar pledge in 2010 for the USO. Military families in a USO key market also receive delivery of a special family pack. FedEx also supports the annual Trees for Troops program, Project Compassion portraits for families of fallen soldiers, Marine Comfort Quilt program, the Wounded Warrior annual fishing trip in Alaska and Veterans Expeditions.