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September 11, 2015

Devastation in Dominica Hits Home – a Personal Perspective

Some of my most vivid childhood memories are of a storm. I was three months shy of my 5th birthday, riding out Hurricane David on top of a kitchen table as torrential downpours filled the basement apartment where we had taken refuge. Our roof, like most, was gone, and that table was a life raft

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August 26, 2015

What a Difference a Year Makes

In the spring of 2014, purple-shirted FedEx volunteers were busy converting a science classroom at Atlanta’s KIPP Strive Academy into a fully-functional science lab. One year later, those same volunteers came back to see first-hand how well the lab is functioning by helping students dissect frogs. “It’s incredible to see how excited the kids are

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July 16, 2019

Orbis Delivers Sight to a Child in Jamaica

When Trevorn was 8 years old, he found himself in the midst of an absolute living nightmare. At his primary school in Jamaica, one of his classmates made a catapult that fired a pencil which struck Trevorn without warning, squarely in the eye. After two emergency surgeries the pencil was removed and the lens was

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May 1, 2019

Salvation Army Uses New Vehicle Donation to Help Homeless and Disaster Victims

She calls herself Mama Rose. She had traveled to Colorado Springs for her brother’s funeral when she had an auto accident and didn’t have the extra cash for the repairs. Now she’s homeless, in a wheelchair, and first in line to thank volunteers from FedEx and Salvation Army for taking the time to serve a

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April 16, 2019

Caught in the Act…of Kindness

You probably saw the story on social media or the TV news. A driver for a FedEx Ground service provider’s random act of kindness was captured on video as he took time out of his day to shovel snow from the porch and sidewalk of a woman who’d recently lost her husband to cancer. He

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March 26, 2019

FedEx Takes to the Road to Fight #1 Killer of Youth Worldwide

Few people know that road traffic crashes are the biggest cause of death among young people worldwide. These crashes kill more than 500 children every day and injure tens of thousands more. According to data recently published by the World Health Organization, globally, more than 1.35 million people are killed each year and as many

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March 1, 2019

Oprah Winfrey Delivers Possibilities to Girls in South Africa, with help from FedEx

“I lost it.  I mean, I couldn’t believe it.” That’s how 24 year-old Slee (short for Slindokuhle Accurate Mathebula) says she felt the moment she got the news that she had been accepted into the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls (OWLAG).  Competition is keen for admission to the prestigious school which opened its doors

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December 21, 2018

Santa’s Helpers Make Special Trees for Troops Delivery

Who knew some of Santa's biggest helpers were FedEx Freight drivers?

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December 6, 2018

When Temporary Health Centers Mean Continued Care—and Commitment

Sean Golder is the Regional Operations Manager for all 12 community health centers in north Florida’s PanCare Health network, but he talks about all of the patients served by his centers as if they’re his own. We met in a town called Marianna, in Jackson County, a region that was devastated by Hurricane Michael. International

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November 30, 2018

Delivering Thanks 2018

We’re delivering thanks to some of our amazing team members who have gone above and beyond to help their neighbors in times of need. People First Philosophy | Lifesaving Actions | Going the Extra Mile People First Philosophy Madelin Catalan – Bakersfield, CA Just before Thanksgiving, Danny Murdock, FedEx Ground Senior Manager in Bakersfield, California,

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