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January 26, 2016

Memphis Donates Water to Flint

It started with a simple phone call. Bernal Smith of the Tri-State Defender had been following the news of the water crisis in Flint, Mich. He knew people who live there were suffering after an attempt to find a cheaper water source in Flint resulted in a public health crisis – Flint residents’ water was now

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December 24, 2015

Honor, Courage and Commitment for Trees for Troops

I was honored to participate alongside the Christmas Spirit Foundation to support the Trees for Troops program at Fort Benning in Columbus, Georgia. Many military families and troops across the globe would not have a Christmas tree without Trees for Troops. And I was proud to be one of the FedEx volunteers helping families select

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November 30, 2015

Elves Work Behind the Scenes to Deliver Trees for Troops

The following is a guest post written by Nicole Feltes, project coordinator – Trees for Troops For 10 busy days in December, Trees for Troops and FedEx Freight will deliver more than 18,000 Christmas trees to military bases across the nation. However, the Trees for Troops elves work behind the scenes for months in advance

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October 6, 2015

Investing in Aviation Technology Education

State-of-the art and unique. Good words to describe the aviation technology learning center currently under construction at Arkansas State University Mid-South in West Memphis, Arkansas. The 22,000-sq.ft. facility will include aircraft hangar space, classrooms, labs and support areas. Future home of the school’s aviation maintenance program, the facility will also be equipped with a large,

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October 1, 2015

Migrant Crisis: Support Arrives to Help Region’s Neediest Families

Europe is as unique culturally as it is geographically, and the makeup of FedEx team members in Europe is no different. Alongside that diversity comes a common respect for cultural differences, as well as a desire to collaborate in the communities where we live and work. Not far away from us, hardship is a way

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April 24, 2014

Here’s to the Tinkerers – FedEx and FIRST Robotics

Do you know a tinkerer? There are a few definitions of this term and some are not so positive. My definition of a tinkerer is a future innovator – someone who is passionate, creative and committed to solving problems and helping others.   

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January 7, 2014

These messages from Trees for Troops recipients will warm your heart

Imagine a smiling group of U.S. soldiers gathered around a Christmas tree that was grown on an American farm and shipped to arrive fresh and green somewhere on the other side of the world, just in time for Christmas. Or, imagine a military spouse and children sharing joyous memories of Christmas through the gift of a free, real Christmas tree while their family member is away serving our country. Trees for Troops makes this vision a reality!

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December 20, 2013

How we’re celebrating education with Teach for America

As Vice President of Alumni Teaching Leadership for Teach For America, I see the passion and commitment to expanding educational opportunities for students among our alumni and their colleagues each day. More than 10,000 Teach For America alumni are leading in the classroom, making teaching the most common profession among our alumni overall.

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