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FedEx Responds With Disaster Relief Efforts

by Brand Journalism Staff

November 6, 2017

As part of the FedEx Cares ‘Delivering For Good’ initiative, FedEx has provided relief to people impacted by hurricanes, earthquakes and wildfires that hit North America in a six week period of 2017. We are working with several non-profits, including American Red Cross, Direct Relief and Heart to Heart International, to help deliver critical relief supplies to those who need them most.

Delivering help and hope: FedEx disaster relief in 2017

October 24, 2017

Hurricanes. Flooding. Earthquakes. Wildfires. In rapid succession, a series of natural disasters pummeled the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean in the last half of 2017, leaving incalculable suffering and destruction in its wake.

When disaster strikes, FedEx mobilizes

Our vast global network uniquely positions us to deliver aid where it’s needed most. That’s why one of the five areas of focus for FedEx Cares, our community investment program, is Delivering for Good.

Thanks to longstanding relationships with several relief organizations, including Direct Relief and the American Red Cross, we responded quickly and helped deliver vital shipments to affected areas. In the aftermath of hurricanes, earthquakes and wildfires in 2017, we delivered (among other things):

  • 20,000 meals to Houston
  • 120 tons of relief to Mexico
  • 80 tons of medical supplies and water, 50,000 meals, and $11 million worth of Direct Relief aid to Florida
  • 150 shelter animals from Miami to facilities in other states
  • 6,300 tons of relief and other cargo to Puerto Rico
  • Food and water to first responders and people affected by the California wildfires

Recovery is an ongoing struggle in each of these regions, and FedEx continues to assist by including shipments of badly needed supplies on our commercial flights.

In addition to in-kind shipping, FedEx team members volunteered on the ground, offering hands-on help with rescues, cleanup and rebuilding. In Mexico alone, 800 team members got involved in rescue efforts.

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Comments on FedEx Responds With Disaster Relief Efforts

    mamadeecannon says:

    Thank you Jesus

    Carlos Vizoso says:

    It is awesome to see the company I work for helping out my people of P.R and other affected locations in the U.S and virgin Islands.

    Angie Spear says:

    Thank you Lord for letting me work for a company (FedEx) that does so much Humanitarian relief work, making things possible that wouldn’t other wise be possible.I am very grateful! And Thank you FedEx for allowing me to make a living with you for the last 28+ years.

    Rosio Ferrero says:

    I am very proud to be part of the Fedex employees around the world. Is is an excellent company that always says present when the help is needed in any part of the world.

    Sammie Hayes says:

    Its such a great feeling to see all of the good that the Purple and Orange is doing. #bleedPurpleOrange

    Mayra Rosas-Rexroade says:

    FedEx I can not thank you enough for your relief efforts to benefit my native Puerto Rico! FedEx always present in the time of need!
    I got stranded in Puerto Rico during and after hurricane Maria hit and I can confirm that the situation in the entire island is very difficult/dire and that the road to recovery will be a long one.
    I would like to know what do I need to do or who I can connect with to send provisions to my family in one of the relief flights.
    Again Thank you FedEx!!! #334808

    Lourdes Saldana says:

    I’m proud to be part of FedEx Express family for the last 37 years. I’ve witness the presence and generosity of our great company whenever disaster strikes. Go FedEx, purple blood!!!

    Adela Credi says:

    Thank you Mr. Fred I’m proud to work for this company, that shows care, means a lot for me, God bless you always, thanks again for you humanitarian support.

    Carlos Rivera says:

    Thank you
    Carlos Rivera

    Siren says:

    Good work. God bless you 🙂

    Theresa Dybowski says:

    I big Thank You to FedEx Customers at the Americas Mart Atlanta GA..May God Bless Puerto Rico, Isla de la Encanta!

    Huge contributions for Puerto Rico!!Southern Classics,Davinci, Starlight Watches,Claire’s, Royal Designs,Javier Martinez Designs.

    Theresa Dybowski says:

    So proud to work for a company that gives so much in a time of need.

    We stand strong!

    Steve Maxwell says:

    To The FedEx Team,Ricky Martin and Theresa Dybowski thank you for all your hard work. Bravo Zulu

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