FedEx Donates “Key to Life” to Salvation Army
Major Steve Morris is Area Commander for the Salvation Army-National Capital Area Command in D.C. On May 28, FedEx donated a brand new Disaster Response Unit (DRU) canteen truck to the Command. At the DRU dedication event, Major Morris took the ignition key to the vehicle, held it up high in view of the crowd, and said “This is not just a key – it represents life.”
Joe Gibbs, former coach of the Washington Redskins, added excitement to the special occasion, as did professional NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin, also on hand for the event.
This DRU donation was the 12th FedEx has made to the Salvation Army over the last two years – seven in cities across the U.S. and five in cities around the world: London, Mexico City, Sydney, Winnipeg and San Juan.
The canteen truck donated to Los Angeles has been used to help wildfire victims and first responders, and to feed the homeless in MacArthur Park. The extra-large version donated to the Miami market was moved temporarily last year to Galveston, Texas to help take care of gulf coast hurricane evacuees.
12 DRUs, 12 keys – that’s a lot of lives!