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December 31, 2008

Giving to the Community Two Wheels at a Time

The Holidays are always a special time of year to spend with family and loved ones.  A few years ago I asked my sister, Michelle Miller who serves as director of recruitment and community involvement for AGAPE Child & Family Services, Inc., if there was anything I could do or purchase for the kids her organizations supports during the Holiday season.  She mentioned there was a little boy who wanted a bicycle and fortunately I was able to purchase it for him.  Feeling happy I could make a difference to this boy, I causally mentioned this to my director, Frank LeRose, and he agreed to don

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December 9, 2008

FedEx Communicators Share “Tools from the Trenches” on Writing College Entrance Essays

I recently served on a team of FedEx writers that conducted a college essay writing workshop for Memphis high school seniors interested in getting into some of the nation's most prestigious colleges. The FedEx team, comprised of communications managers and senior specialists who write for global audiences, focused on how to write college entrance essays that stand out from the crowd.

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November 17, 2008

A Large Order of Beds, One Anesthesia Machine and a Van, to Go, Please.

When you're in a hurry and need some food immediately, you pull up to a fast food take out window and place a quick order. It's filled on the spot. Direct Relief International (DRI) has a network of effective charitable organizations around the world. They know when urgently needed medical supplies are required immediately, they can "pull up" to the DRI "window" and place an order. DRI then relies on FedEx to provide rapid and reliable transportation services in support of many of their initiatives.

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November 14, 2008

Zebra Crossings

As a kid growing up in New York City I was taught to cross streets at the corner crosswalk and to look both ways. While crosswalks exist in many developing countries – sometimes called Zebra Crossings (think: striping) – the message to use them is not reaching children as it should. On average more than 1,000 young people a day die from road traffic injuries worldwide.

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October 31, 2008

Feeling the Love

The social responsibility award recognition we received on October 30th from the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai was especially sweet in that the China office of ORBIS International initiated the award application process. The award is the fruit of a wonderful ongoing collaboration between FedEx and ORBIS. We certainly “feel the love” from ORBIS. They are so gracious and appreciative of the support we provide them.

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