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Whenever Disaster Strikes, FedEx Delivers

June 19, 2007

FedEx Corp. has a history of providing assistance in times of crisis around the world — and with the onset of the 2007 hurricane season, the company has prepared to support communities that could be most impacted by natural disasters. The latest development: On May 30, FedEx announced the donation of the largest Mobile Feeding Unit in The Salvation Army’s fleet—to be based in Miami—along with four others to be based in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York.

Each vehicle is co-branded with the FedEx and Salvation Army logos and is equipped with the latest equipment and technology to assist disaster response personnel in reacting to emergencies that could include hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, fires or other scenarios.

For years, FedEx has offered a powerful global network with the capacity to deliver critically needed supplies, working cooperatively with the world’s leading disaster relief organizations, including the American Red Cross, United Way, Heart to Heart International and the Federation of Red Cross Red Crescent Societies, in addition to the Salvation Army.  Most recently:

•    In August 2005, before Hurricane Katrina made landfall, FedEx began moving 60 tons of supplies to emergency staging centers.

•    In the wake of Katrina, FedEx donated transportation services to deliver more than 1.2 million additional pounds of medical and other relief supplies to the Gulf Coast area.

•    In July 2006, FedEx airlifted $7 million in medical supplies and medicine to earthquake victims in Indonesia in a shipment coordinated with Project HOPE.

The “absolutely, positively” spirit of our people also shines in the wake of emergencies and natural disasters with donations of facilities and expertise.  After Katrina, the people of FedEx assisted customers, troops, government agencies and humanitarian organizations with office space, supplies, and telecommunications solutions, helping them get on with the work of recovery.

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