President Proclaims March Red Cross Month: Red Cross Features FedEx
President Obama has continued the tradition of issuing a Presidential Proclamation declaring March as Red Cross month. FedEx is thrilled that on March 9 we will be the featured corporate sponsor on the Red Cross month website, accessible from redcross.org. FedEx was proud to receive last year the Henry Dunant International Partnership Award from the Red Cross for our longstanding support of the organization’s disaster preparedness and relief efforts worldwide. (The photo associated with this post shows FedEx team members receiving the award.)
We have supported the Red Cross for more than a decade. As founding sponsors of the Annual Disaster Giving Program, we provide more than $1 million each year in cash and in-kind services helping communities prepare for and recover from disasters. In recent years we have expanded our work with the organization and its affiliate chapters around the world. Most recently, we increased our support of capacity building initiatives in Africa.
Through support of the Red Cross Africa Disaster Preparedness Initiative, we are helping provide extensive training for the Regional Disaster Response Teams (RDRTs) in East Africa. When a major disaster strikes in Burundi, Comoro Islands, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, or Uganda, the East Africa RDRTs are activated.
We are proud to continue providing the Red Cross with access to our powerful transportation network, helping accelerate the delivery of relief supplies to victims of disasters across the U.S. and around the world.