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Charitable Giving Posts
January 16, 2010
Tomorrow the first of many FedEx charter flights loaded with relief supplies will be touching down in the Dominican Republic – delivering desperately-needed medical equipment, food, water and other materials to the victims of Haiti’s catastrophic earthquake. Over the next several days, more than 155 tons of donated supplies will be shipped to Haiti via FedEx as part of our disaster relief efforts with organizations such as the American Red Cross, Heart to Heart International, Direct Relief International, Water Missions and World Vision.
March 5, 2009
The winner of the Denny Hamlin Helmet Design Contest is Bernard "Sonny" VanBuskirk III, the 11-year-old son of Express Operations Manager Bernard VanBuskirk.
March 3, 2009
Starting in 2005, FedEx has provided charitable shipping space for The Happy Factory to send toys worldwide to needy children. The Happy Factory started in the home of Charles and Donna Cooley in Cedar City Utah in 1995. The couple made hundreds of toys that they humbly offered to Primary Children's Hospital. The toys were received with such enthusiasm and gratitude that they made more and donated to ther local charities. Amy Grant featured Happy Factory in Three Wishes debut television series and the Cooleys have distrubuted 927,000 toys to date...15,736 internationally by FedEx to ch
January 12, 2009
Although the holidays ought to be a time of happiness and joy, one to be shared with family and friends, it is often that dreaded time of year for so many who are less fortunate. In a difficult economic situation, many are feeling the crunch, including myself. As I was preparing to write this entry, I was amazed at how many are still willing to give a little more time, energy and even finances to make the past holiday season better for those in need.
December 23, 2008
Once again, FedEx delivers! During this very tough economic time, FedEx exceeded their United Way goals both in Memphis, the headquarters of the company, and across the nation! The Memphis goal was $5.2 and we raised $5.4 million. The goal nationwide (from all of our OpCos) was $14.7 million and we raised OVER $15 million!! This is a tremendous accomplishment considering all that our employees and the nation are facing with increased costs and stock market failures.