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November 19, 2012

Pack, Ship & Give Back this Holiday Season

As much as Superstorm Sandy took away from millions of people, uprooting lives and devastating neighborhoods, it has also inspired, in the worst of times, the best in people – a determination to give. The courage to face rebuilding shattered communities, even in the immediate wake of the hurricane, inspired all of us who watched from afar. We ached at the misfortune of fellow Americans. Even from thousands of miles away, we couldn’t help but see them as neighbors.

November 9, 2012

FedEx Among Companies Recognized by NYSE for Hurricane Sandy Relief Support

The New York Stock Exchange recently recognized FedEx and several other companies for corporate giving and support of victims impacted by Hurricane Sandy.  Representatives from the companies rang the Closing Bell® at the New York Stock Exchange on Nov. 8.

February 8, 2012

Thank you from Direct Relief International – Haiti Earthquake work

It has been two years since the devastating Haiti earthquake. This video from Direct Relief International thanks FedEx for our involvement in relief efforts. Direct Relief International's response after the Haiti quake has been the largest disaster relief effort in their 64-year history, and we were proud to work with them in this worthy endeavor.

January 6, 2011

Award from leading relief agency a 2010 highlight for FedEx

A 2010 highlight for FedEx related to our CSR efforts in the disaster response area was receiving the Global Partner Award from a relief organization I view as incredibly forward thinking, proactive and groundbreaking in their work: Direct Relief International (DRI).

January 17, 2010

First FedEx Flight Direct to Haiti with Relief Supplies Departs

The first FedEx Express direct flight to Haiti departs from Miami International Airport with food and water for the Haiti Earthquake victims. The FedEx Express Boeing freighter will deliver up to 40,000 pounds of relief supplies donated by local, Florida nonprofit organizations. Juan Cento, FedEx Express President, Latin America and Caribbean Division will be on-site for media interviews. The flight left on Sunday, January 17, 2010 at approximately 9:30am EST from the FedEx Express Gateway Hub.

January 16, 2010

FedEx Team Members Delivering Help & Hope

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.

January 15, 2010

Corporate Support Boosts Haiti Relief Effort:

FedEx, Health Care Companies Step Up For Direct Relief International’s Quake Response SANTA BARBARA, Calif.—Direct Relief International’s efforts to assist victims of the Haiti earthquake were today bolstered by FedEx, which is covering all air freight shipping costs for  Direct Relief’s response, as well as dozens of other corporations that are providing cash or in-kind contributions.