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Responding to Indonesia Earthquakes

October 29, 2009

FedEx has delivered 11.5 tons ($940,000) of medical aid for Uplift International and Project HOPE in response to two major earthquakes that struck Indonesia’s Sumatra Province.  The shipment includes:  antibacterials, antiallergics, anti-inflammatory drugs, sutures, small medical equipment (instrument sets, sthethoscopes, syphygmomanometers, thermometers), IV solutions and assorted consumable medical supples (guaze, bandages, respirators, syringes and needles, surgical kits, surgical masks, suction sets).  

Volunteer shipping expert Valerie Williams provided logistical assistance to Project Hope and arranged for the truckload of aid to move out of FedEx Newark Hub.  Rob Volkert and his team handled the loading of the pallets on flights to our China Hub.  Global Trade Services expert Karen McConnico stayed in constant communication with FedEx Jakarta. 

 Uplift transported the aid to Padang where local partner, the Indonesian Doctors Association IDI), will provide medical care for those in need of assistance.

Picture:
Project HOPE’s Indonesia country director, Nasar Sheldon visits with children in the earthquake impacted area of Indonesia


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